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NE of the most important crises of our lives is 
here. Now has the time arrived when we, the 
class of nineteen twenty-seven, must bid fare- 
well to the North Adams Normal School to 
seek our careers amid the beckoning pursuits 
of life. 

As the days in the future gradually join the eternity 
of yesterdays, surely our thoughts will often wander 
back to our life at our Alma Mater, and memory will 
bring back to us once more a picture of those days so 
happy and enjoyable. 

That these memories so precious and dear to us may 
ever remain bright and clear, we publish this, our 
Normalogue, with the sincere hope that now and al- 
ways it may provide interest and pleasure to all its 
readers as well as to us, the class of nineteen twenty- 


"There's music in the sighing of a reed. 
There's music in the gushing of a rill. 
There's music in all tilings, if man had ears! 
Their earth is but an echo of the spheres.'" 

HAT "Music Hath Charms" has surely been 
proven to us by Miss Perry during our short 
two years at the North Adams Normal School. 
In fact, not only has she charmed us with her 
deep love for music, along with her excelling 
musical ability, but also with her pleasing personality 
has she made our arithmetic as well as our music class- 
es interesting and enjoyable. At all times has she 
worked earnestly and whole-heartedly to give us the 
best there is in music that the mediocre might forever 
bore us. So well has she done this that our minds are 
now filled with that music which will strengthen and 
ennoble our souls forever. We realize we are fortunate 
to have Miss Perry with us; and her principles in all 
classes will ever remain to guide us in our work and so 
in remembrance of her willing cooperation, her worthy 
assistance, her fine example, as well as her sincere 
friendship, we, the class of nineteen twenty-seven, 
attempt to show our gratitude by dedicating this, our 
Normalogue, to our devoted friend and teacher, Miss 
Evelyn C. Perry. 


North Adams Normal School 

The Foreword 

The Dedication 

The Faculty . 

Class of 1927 . 

Senior Banquet 

Class Day Program 

Graduation Day Program 

Address of Welcome 

Address to Juniors 

Class Song 

Ivy Chant 

Class History . 

Class Prophecy 

Class Will 

Ivy Oration 

Ivy Poem 

Class of 1928 . 

Student Council 



Normalogue Staff 

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North Adams, Mass. 
Principal and Teacher of Psychology 

The high standards that N. A. X. S. has set up for us 
will lead us on and on — and on — to greater heights in our 
profession. Would we have had the power to reach thru 
ascent, if it had not been for one who encouraged and 
steadied us. when we were only beginners in our course 
and success seemed so far away? 

To the Seniors, Mr. Smith has been the friend who has 
assisted us thru our Normal School career. Whenever 
there was an opportunity of broadening our field of knowl- 
edge, of acquainting us with new phases of education, of 
helping us to meet, in a better waj, the profession we had 
chosen. Mr. Smith was very cooperative. 

Words cannot express the gratitude that the class of '-27 
holds for the dear principal. As each girl gains in power 
thru experience, no one will be more happy over her success 
than Mr. Smith, and every girl can honestly feel that if 
it had not been for his guidance, she could not have won 
these laurels. 

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North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Geography, History, Civics, and 


How delightful it is to read of the adventures of a party 
that has climbed the Alps; or to see pictures of daring 
mountain climbers; but the time of your life has been 
missed if you have not climbed Mt. Greylock with Mr. 
Eldridge along to make the trip interesting and enjoyable. 

Not only does Mr. Eldridge plan our Greylock trips, but 
also our Geography trips to which every Senior looks for- 
ward with eager anticipation. His helpful suggestions, 
which he gave us in his Geography and History classes, 
will aid the class of '27 to carry on their teaching in a 
better way. We wish him the best of success in future 


North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Child Study, Pedagogy, Penmanship, 

and Management 

To have been influenced by the teachings of a man so 
well advanced in the field of Education as is Mr. Carpenter, 
principal of the Mark Hopkins Training School, is a great 
assistance to the Senior class. How successful he was in 
aiding us to acquire a standard of ninety in Penmanship; 
how thoroughly he taught us the principles of Pedagogy 
and of School Management! 

Not only is Mr. Carpenter acquainted with some of the 
leading educators of the day, but he has gained much 
knowledge from his extensive reading. 

To the Class of '27 he has been a true friend and long 
may North Adams Normal be favored with his instruction. 





North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Botany, Gardening, Zoology, and 

History of Education 

"All that I ask is that each girl gain from my courses a 
broader point of view of the subject called 'Science' ". 

With this aim in mind, our Science course has been one 
of the most interesting subjects in the curriculum. In Mr. 
Ycnable's classes we learned to work independently, not 
relying upon a text-book nor the aid of the teacher, but 
forming our own opinions from real observations. 

The gardening course will be of use in a rural community, 
as there is no better way for the teacher to win the interest 
of the country folk in carrying on her work, than to have a 
knowledge of their means of earning a living — namely 

The class of '27 has tried its best to acquire a wider view 
of science and we are sure that Mr. Venable's well directed 
efforts have not been in vain. 


North Adams, Mass. 
Teacher of Drawing and Handicraft 

"Anyone can cultivate a sense of humor, but it is a gift 
to be witty." 

Two wonderful gifts have been bestowed upon Miss 
l'earson, for not only has she brought sunshine into our lives 
by her witty remarks, but with her great knowledge of art, 
she has improved our taste and sense of harmony. 

Xo matter how much work she was obliged to look after, 
she was never too busy to help a pupil, who came to her 
for aid in a teaching assignment. Gladly would she lend 
her choicest paintings, and would help plan a lesson if she 
thought it would ease up the teaching load. 

For thirty years. Miss Pearson has watched girls go forth 
from the portals of X. A. X. S. and this thirtieth class feels 
that its members are better equipped to enter their chosen 
field because of her teachings. 





Farmington, X. H. 

Teacher of Story Telling, Literature, Expression, 

and Eth ics 

The Literature room fades into nothingness; the girls 
elose their eyes and drift away to the land of imagination. 
What is happening? Miss Baright is reading some poem 
or story with so much expression and animation that she 
has led her listeners into the strange lands and places 
which she is describing. 

She did not recite to us all the time, but when she was 
asked to read another poem, she would say, "I am going to 
listen to you now." How hard she has tried to improve 
our speech, for she knows the necessity of teaching children 
to use English correctly. 

Although this teacher has had a great amount of work 
to do especially since the "Dramatic Club" was formed, 
she has found time to plan and carry out entertainments 
to help the Seniors for which the (lass was very grateful. 

Regretfully, we leave behind this dear friend who has 
helped us to form high ideals and to appreciate and express 
the best in Literature. 


North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Handwork, Sanitation, Cooking, and 


To have taught for many years, meeting all kinds and 
types of people, yet never growing impatient nor uttering 
a cross word, is a gift not found among all people. That 
is the remembrance the Seniors are taking away with them 
of Miss Sholes, for during their two years at Normal, she 
has never been known to scold or speak sharply to a stu- 
dent. In her handicraft, sanitation, cooking, and sewing 
(hisses we have learned to work for ourselves, often con- 
ducting them without her aid. No matter how poor a 
pupil's work was. Miss Sholes always found a good point 
in it. 

A truer friend you will find nowhere, and Miss Sholes 
has won a place in our hearts forever. 


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Needltani, Mass. 

Teacher of Hygiene and Physical Education 

Class Advisor 

Jolly? Always on the job? A good sport? Everready 

to help? That's Miss Porter, our class advisor. She won 
the hearts of nineteen twenty-seven, her "Baby class", as 
she calls the Seniors, during our first weeks at Xornial in 
her interesting hygiene and gymnasium work. 

Miss Porter is just brimming over with ideas, which she 
thinks will benefit the girls of X. A. N. S. and this year, 
thru her efforts a "Women's Athletic Association'' was 
formed. How often she has tried to impress upon our 
minds that the most priceless jewel is "Good Health.'' 
She has helped us to keep the torch of "Good Health" 
burning with a brighter and a steadier flame, hoping that 
we are going to pass the torch on to the children we teach. 

May Miss Porter remain with North Adams Normal for 
many years. Always she will be one of the dearest remem- 
brances planted in the garden of memories of her "baby 


North Adams, Mass. 
Teacher of Primary Reading, Language, Gram- 
mar, and Oral Composition 

What a relief to be treated as a child again, after being a 
grown up for several years; for in Miss Owens' classes, 
you forget your dignity, and enter into the realm of child- 
hood. You prepare to play the role of any story-book 
character, and if you're stiff at being a child once more. 
Miss Owens herself will demonstrate how a duck walks 
or how the little Red Hen carried her bag of flour. 

We take from our work with Miss Owens many helpful 
suggestions which we will use in our dealings with little 






North Adams, Mass. 

Teacher of Manual Training 

We have here a member of the faculty who is with us 
for the sole purpose of teaching the uses of the chisel, cop- 
ing saw, and other tools; and many have wondered why a 
manual training course is given girls. When we are in our 
rural schools, with a group of eighth grade boys on our 
hands, we believe that the facts Mr. Cummings has taught 
us concerning manual training will help to solve more than 
one difficult problem in discipline. 


North Adams, Mass. 

Supervisor of Extension Department, and Rural 

Demonstration Schools, Teacher of Rural 


Since many Normal School graduates begin their teach- 
ing experience in rural communities, it was thought neces- 
sary to open a rural education course. The class of '27 
was the first class to be instructed in this new enterprise 
under the leadership of Miss Jenkins. 

She has had a wide experience in rural training, and in 
her cheerful manner, dispelled our fears concerning country 
schools, and helped us to realize the great opportunity 
awaiting us in the country. 

The Senior class wish Miss Jenkins every happiness for 
the future, and look forward with joy toward the visit she 
will make us in our rural schools in the Fall. 


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Williniantic, Conn. 
Teacher of Kindergarten Theory 

If we could win the hearts of the little tots, as loving Miss 
Bishop can, we would indeed be proud of ourselves. Not 
only do the children love her hut also the Normal girls de- 
light in her company, especially those who have taught in 
the kindergarten. It is our wish that she may enjoy all 
the happiness possible. 


Colrain, Mass. 


Are you looking for a story for teaching or a reference 
book on some subject? Just ask Miss Donelson, she will 
help you. Indeed, Miss Donelson, our Librarian, is al- 
ways kept busy aiding us in our search for knowledge. 

We were very sorry that our dear friend was called away 
during our last year because of the death of her mother. 

To Miss Donelson, the Seniors extend their best wishes, 
with the sincere hope that the incoming class may esteem 
and appreciate her services as we all do. 






North Adams, Mass. 

Here's to Miss Ferguson, who has served our Normal 
faithfully for many years, as secretary. She has a lovable 
disposition and is always willing to be of use to those who 
need her. Well has she guarded the Millions (?) of 
X. A. N. S. and if our good wishes can bring her happiness, 
Miss Ferguson's future will be assured. 


Holyoke, Mass. 

Secretary of Extension Department 

Miss Allyn is kept busy in cheerful service for other 
people and is ready to lend a hand at all times. What 
would the teachers do without Miss Allyn to type their 
notes? Although she is busy during school hours in the 
supply room, she finds time to enjoy nature and athletics. 
May the best wishes of the class of '27 follow her wherever 
she goes. 






Nortli Adams, Mass. 

House Matron 

We are now sailing out of the little harbor of friendships 
into an unknown sea l>ut taking with us the remembrance 
of Mrs. Nan's loving face and cheery word. What good 
care she has taken of her "family" during our two years at 
Normal, watching and looking after us as our own mothers 
would have done. 

Now she is sending her children from under her wing. 
sending us away with a nobler mind and higher ideals, 
sending us away knowing that deep in the heart of every 
girl, there is a warm spot which no one can hold hut Mrs. 
Van. our house mother. 

Assistant Matron 

The rain is sent to refresh the flowers, the trees, and the 
crops; the sun is sent to brighten the earth with its rays; 
hut what happiness there was when Mrs. Gellis was sent 
to the dormitory to help Mrs. Van take care of her children. 
She has indeed proved a helper and a friend, and we were 
very sorry that she had to leave us during our last year 
because of illness in her family. 

Wherever Mrs. Gellis goes she will always he loved, and 
he a true friend of the Seniors. 






North Adams, Mass. 

Miss Smith came to us as Assistant Matron, taking Mrs. 
Gellis' place. A better friend you do not find every day, 
and in one short while, she has won a warm place in our 

<Kf)e jflflountatng 

The mountain's crown is a cloud of mist, 

Its cloak a mantel of gray 
Its feet, by a brooklet softly kissed 

Its perfume, the flowers of May. 

Its jewels, the trees, all flashing and bright 

With leaves of emerald green 
Its friends, the birds who pause in their flight 

To rest in this place serene. 

The mountain's a friend of the weary, 
It brings to them comfort and cheer, 

Making gray skies seem less dreary 
And Heaven so very near. 

— Frances iShaw 





Class ®tlim$ 

Barbara Walter 
President, 1926 

Marion Taylor 

Vice-President, 1926 

President, 1927 

Frances Bernard 
Vice-President, 1927 

Majel Smith 
Secretin-!/, 1926-1921 

Edith Heggie 
Treasurer, 1926-1927 






North Hoosick, N. Y. 

".( maiden, modest and self-]>osses.sed. 
Youthful, beautiful and .stylishly dressed." 

Best of luck to "Marj" next year as she instructs the youth of our 
sister state. 


38 Plunkett St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Glee Club (1) (2), Orchestra, Operetta. 
Most Musical 

"// is always good to know charming human beings. It re- 
freshes one like flowers and woods and clear brooks." 

That these few lines fit Ellen I'm sure no one will deny. All during 
her two years at Normal she has been a favorite among the girls because of 
her willingness to help entertain with her playing and singing. Her pleas- 
ing voice added much to the Operetta. We expect her to be a great suc- 
cess. Best wishes, Ellen. 

79 So. Prospect St., Bellows Falls, Mass. 
Dramatic Club, Axis Staff, Normaloguc. 
"We shape ourselves the joy or fear 
Of irhaf the coming life is made. 
And fill our Future's atmosphere 
With sunshine or with shade." 
"Dot's" blue eyes show enormous possibilities and certainly she has 
unlimited powers both in the fields of literature and art. We are sure 
"Dot" will take a prominent place among the modern writers of free verse. 
However we hope it won't be long before she finds her ten-thousand-dollar- 
a-year man. 


56 Green St., Athol, Mass. 

Glee Club (1) (2), Dramatic Club (2 , Operetta. 

"She to whom the world is but a transient dream." 

Here's "Eth", the day-dreamer. Life flows by. but Ethel is far hence. 
To those of us who have known her best, have been given two lovely years 
of association with one of the best all-round girls ever. 

If sweetness of personality, goodness of heart, and unaffected love of 
comrades count in our profession, "Eth" will surely head the list. 


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"Franny" "Fran" 
71 Liberty St., North Adams, Mass. 

Glee Club. Dramatic Club, Vice President, Basketball, Axis Staff, 
Normalogue, Class Day Speaker, Operetta. 


"Ready for any path you take. 
Jolly and able and wide awake." 

Eager face, sparkling face, a flame of fiery action, cleverness and orig- 
inality. In basketball or psychology watch "Franny", she usually grasps 
the main issue first. 


North Adams, Mass. 

Glee Club, Operetta. 

"A heart that can feci for another's- woe. 
And .share his joys with a genial glow. 
With sympathies large enough to enfold 
All folks as brothers is better than gold." 

Here's to Marion, a pal to each and every one of us. How many 
times she has saved our class by her many contributions to the recitations! 
What wouldn't we have given for Marion's complexion! Wc hope she 
won't lose it through her hard work next year. 


170 Pleasant St., North Adams, Mass. 

Reading Club, Chairman of Assembly Committee, Operetta. 

"Feeling in her heart a woman's pride, 
That nothing she could ask for was denied." 

When Mary says anything we know she means it and she always says 
what she means exactly. She, in spite of her good looks, is a very capable 
young lady and drives her own coupe regardless of officers or signals. 
Mary Lu intends to become a Girl Scout leader so we have not dared sug- 
gest the possibilities of the popular song "Mary Lu". 


54 Marietta St., North Adams, Mass. 

Dramatic Club. 

"What do wc lire for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each 

That Loretta has dramatic ability was proved in Story Telling class. 
She will be appreciated by her pupils beacause she always has "a story up 
her sleeve." The corridors will seem lonely without her for her radiant 
smile was sure to cheer us up. 






505 Union St., North Adams, Mass. 

Glee Club (1) (2), Dramatic Club. Axis Staff (1) (-2), Normalogve 
St;il)'. Operetta, Basketball (2), Captain. 

".I /•'()/•(/ irill get you anywhere — if a sweet face is behind the 

Bing! Bang! Don't be frightened. It's only Marion's Ford stopping 
outside al I lie hitching post for tho (lay. Faithful servant! 

"Breeze" lias made herself necessary to the life of N. A. N. S. and 
everyone has a hearty "Hail" in answer to her "Good-morning". 

She and her twin will probably miss each other a great deal, next 
year, hut Marion's strong character and loving personality will surely make 
her a success. 


l l 2."> State St., Newburyport, Mass. 

(Uee Club (1) (2), Dramatic Club, Axis Staff (2), Operetta. 

"Greatness does not depend on size." 

Here's to "Al" whose "barbarous" ability is far famed! How often 
have we been entertained by the musical "snip, snip" of her scissors! To 
appreciate her sense of humor you must know her intimately. We hope 
she will always remember with pleasure her associations here at Normal. 


Massachusetts Ave., Blackinton, Mass. 

Reading Club, President. Basketball (1) (2). 

"Ready in heart and ready in hand." 

In Mary, Blackinton has made a contribution of which the class is 
very proud not only on account of her splendid work in starting our Reading 
Club but just for herself. But one thing we can't understand about her 
is — she insists on wearing analogous color schemes. This may predict an 
artist of the futuristic school or it may be merely a "Professional"manner 
of expression. 


747 Washington St., Quincy, Mass. 

Dramatic Club, Axis Staff (2), Operetta. 

"Quick, ingenious, forward and capable." 

Rose was one who became a vital element to our class and social 
activities. She had a decided opinion on almost every subject which she 
was willing to make known. Her firm belief was that everyone should 
enjoy life to the fullest extent, and she abided by it. Rose, we wish you 
luck for we have faith in your teaching. 


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Dramatic Club. 

Williamstown, Mass. 

"v4 true friend to the true." 

The field of psychology interests Bertha most; but because of her 
ability to argue, we feel sure she will become one of our Senators. The 
rugged climate of the Berkshires pleases Bertha not a bit. She insists 
that hats are a bother and therefore should not be worn. Maybe if we 
all had curly hair we wouldn't wear hats either. 




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5 Hoosac St., North Adams, Mass. 

Reading Club. 

"Still waters run deep." 

One would get the impression that Margaret is quiet. Perhaps she 
is some of the time, but — We will never forget the goals she made for us 
in gym. She was surely the star forward of Section Two. We hope she 
will be as successful at teaching school as she was at making baskets for 
her team. 


66 Pine St., Pittsfield, Mass. 
Glee Club (1) (2), Dramatic Club (2), House Council (1), Operetta, 
Axis Staff (2), Normalogue Staff, Address to Juniors, 

Cleverest, Wittiest, Most entertaining, 
"7 am happy — from eare I am free — 
Why can't all the world be happy like me?" 
"Marty" may always be depended upon for her sunny countenance, 
cheerful presence, and a witty remark to spur onward the weary Normalite. 
If Martha were not a school teacher, she could easily challenge Sarah 
Bernhardt along the dramatic line, for more than once she has been the 
star and mainstay of the "show". 

Never will any of us forget the beautiful friendliness of Martha, the 
cleverest girl in our class. 


41 Otis Ave., Dalton, Mass. 

Basketball, 2nd class team. 

"She may be quiet but I hare my doubts." 

Fun and mischief lurk in the blue eyes of this seemingly quiet girl. 
And who could help admiring her curly hair? Lena is one of our hard 
workers and also one of our best basketball forwards. 


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Luce Road, North Adams, Mass. 
Reading Club. 

"The only way to have a friend is to be one.'' 

Always laughing and full of glee "Liz" kept the spirit of '27 up to the 
top. She proved an able guard for her team. But not in basketball alone 
did she exeel. Her ability to see the bright side of life won for her a place 
in everyone's heart. Anyone who spent even a short time with "Liz" was 
sure to be favorably impressed by her jolly nature. She was surely one 
of the joys of '27. 


Huntington, Mass. 
Orchestra, Glee Club. 

"Hark, dost thou hear music? 
'Tis Gertrude's Violin." 

Gertrude came to us from Worcester Normal at the beginning of our 
Senior year and a fine addition to our class she has proved to be. Many 
an interesting talk has she given us in various classes. We are sure that 
in the future the children in her school will profit by her knowledge and 


"K" "Casey" 

203 East Main St., North Adams, Mass. 

Student Council President(2), Axis Staff (1), Orchestra (1) (2), Tennis 
Champion (2), Xormalogue Staff, Basketball (1) (2), 

Most cheerful. 
"The world will move, yes, but help it along." 

Without "Casey", we doubt if Mr. Smith could ever have successfully 
raised the class of '27 to its present standard. The school has felt her 
quiet, kindly, unassuming presence in the guiding of our affairs, and has 
been grateful for having such a personality in "our midst." 

Katherine told the world all about our proud progress at the New 
York Convention and we feel sure she will always uphold those high ideals 
X. A. X. S. has given to us all. 

82 North John St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Glee Club (2), Dramatic Club, Operetta, Xormalogue Staff, Class 

"Some folks more through life as a band of music moves down 
the street, flinging out pleasure on every side." 

Although Sophie deserted us almost every week-end for Pittsfield we 
appreciated her while she was here. It did not take us long to discover 
her ability for drawing pictures which entertained us in many a class. 
'27 is proud of her talent for writing plays, and we hope to see some of 
them produced some day. Sophie was one who surely enjoyed her life 
at Normal. With her go the best wishes of '27. 






.'57 Mountain Road, Norwood, Mass. 

Dramatic Club (2), House Council (1), \V. A. A. Recording Secretary 
Basketball (2), Operetta. 


'"Tia the small things of life that count" 

Helen has made herself dear to the hearts of all during our stay at 
X. A. X. S. Nothing would have seemed quite complete without Helen's 
ever-ready Mushes and giggles. Always willing to lend a hand, whether 
it be in geography class or on a snow-covered hill, Helen has been indeed 
a "comrade true." 

She has an "understanding sympathy", and if a certain young man 
doesn't lure her away, she will surely make her path to the top of the 


Glendale, Mass. 

Operetta. Dramatic Club, Secretary of Glee Club '27. 

"Victory belongs to the most persevering." 

Mary, one of our most persevering girls, is friendly and full of fun. 
She has proved a pleasant classmate. May success be hers. 


^(i.S State Road, North Adams, Mass. 

Reading Club. 

"Just In be helpful, just In be true. 
Just to lie ylad the whole day thru" . 

Once you know Mary you know her forever. With keen enjoyment 
for a joke she joined in all our fun and never missed a good time although 
she was studious and conscientious in her work. Mary, true to her class- 
mates and friends, has won the love and esteem of them all. May she 
reach the heights of success she is earnestly striving for. 


Westhampton, Mass. 

Glee Club, House Council, Orchestra, Operetta. 
Most determined 

"Deep lil ue eyes, (lark- gIo*--:>/ hair. 
Keen, thoughtful, tender, fair." 

Whoever has worked with Helen F. has marveled at her splendid 
executive ability. There is no task too difficult to attempt, no plan to 
intricate to execute in the successful accomplishment of her schemes. 
Helen is a born leader and we feel only to glad to follow when she leads. 


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Tein|)le St.. North Adams, Mass. 

Dramatic Club Vice-Presidenl 8), Glee Club («), Axis Staff i , 


"Some think the world ira.i made for fun and frolic, and SO do I." 

A merry laugh, a witty retort, and yon know it's Helen. "Crowley'' 
is one of the girls who lias succeeded in making bright for ns many a dull 

Her personality and enthusiasm directed toward any project will 
carry it through to a triumphant finish. Helen's cheery disposition and 
good humour will always remain with us. 


Cheshire, Mass. 

Glee Club. Heading Club. 

"All thing.* come round lo him who will but wait." 

Genevieve is a girl with a goal and many hobbies. She is versed in 
the art of expression and intends to write poetry some day. If she writes 
as well as she speaks, there is no question concerning her success in the 
world of American literature. Genevieve is extremely fond of English 
violets too. Cheshire is probably to blame for that though. 


18(5 Eagle St., North Adams, Mass. 

Heading Club («), Axis Start' (2), Fire Chief. Publicity Committee 

"Some are made for mischief, some are made for noise, 
However, the greatest virtue consists of a charming poise." 

We have felt Ruth's quiet support and steady cooperation all through 
our course at Normal. She helped to make the W. A. A. really live; 
as our fire-chief, she took away all our horror and worry of ever being 
trapped in a burning building. A good friend to all. a loyal comrade; 
we'll not forget Ruth. 


10 Lakeview St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Heading Club. 

"She's not a girl you would often hear: 
\\ eve found her trustworthy, studious, sincere." 

Serious minded, but possessing a smile that inspires a perfect confi- 
dence and trust that is never betrayed. We know her mostly as a student, 
but we have found pleasant companionship with her also. 






Box 578, Windsor, Vt. 

Glee Club (2), Student Council (2), Operetta (2). 
"A cheerful smile, kindly eyes. 
Love for all within her Hex." 
Kathleen's opinion is eagerly sought and yet feared, for honesty of 
thought and expression is her highest attribute. 

Kathleen has made everyone from the faculty down love her, and 
Vermont will surely have reason to be proud of her, whether it Mrs. her 
or not. 

We will always remember Kathleen for her kindness of heart, and her 


10 Second St., Adams, Mass. 

Orchestra, Operetta. 

"Light of heart and bright of face, 
The daughter of a merry race." 

"Al!" How often have we heard that name ring out in the past year! 
If it were an assembly which needed a violin solo or a poem which needed 
dramatic interpretation we always rushed to her for help. "But, hark! 
And yet again — "? "Al's" unending supply of jokes and her ability gave 
us many a pleasant hour. We will always think of her standing before 
assembly gaily relating some of the many interesting incidents of her 
trip abroad last summer. 



1053 Massachusetts Ave., Blackinton, Mass. 

Glee Club, Dramatic Club, Axis Staff, Basketball (1) (2). 

''She may be well compared 
Unto the Phoenix kind. 
Whose like was never seen nor heard, 
That any man can find." 

Helen certainly knows how to play basketball and just to prove it 
she coaches the Juniors. She likes teaching and will make a fine primary 
teacher. We'll guarantee the children in her room will have plenty of 
physical exercise too. Williams holds a fascination for Helen — we mean 
the name not the college. 


G Franklin St., Easthampton, Mass. 

"The readiness of doing doth express no other than the doer's wil- 

With a clatter, bang and shriek Grace comes bounding down the hall. 
How many would recognize her in this mood!'' Although this does not 
exactly fit her we find Grace full of fun. She is always good natured and 
a friend to everyone. Her willingness to help others has won for her many 
true friends. 






"Jiggs" "Mad" 

16 Barrows St., Middleboro, Mass. 

Glee Club, School Council, Operetta. 

"Good-natured, easy going, yets things done, 
Never too busy to have some fun." 

A soft droll, a bright face with merry eyes, Madeleine has a great deal 
to do. Nevertheless she always finds time to make herself a pleasure to 
her many friends. 


Blackinton, Mass. 

Glee Club, Reading Club, Basketball (2), W. A. A. Outing Com- 
mittee, Operetta. 

Most daring 
"When Duty comes a-knocking at your gate 
Welcome him in — for if you bid him wait 
He will depart only to come once more 
And bring seven other duties to your door." 
Just nine o'clock — A slight stir in a back corner of the assembly room 
indicates "Dot's" arrival. Breezy, happy-go-lucky, she has but one 
worry — that the bothersome Blackinton trolleys will make her late. And 
would you believe it, "Dot" actually WANTS to teach in Florida (?). 


5 Payson Ave., Easthampton, Mass. 

"/ would be friend to all." 

"Fran's" motto is evidently "Preparedness" and she carries it out to 
the fullest extent. Although she is faithful to her studies, she never misses 
a good time. If she imparts to her pupils the pleasing characteristics 
she showed here we are sure she will be a successful teacher. 


Walnut St., North Adams, Mass. 

" Never idle a moment, but thrifty and thoughtful of others." 

Ruth and Norma are inseparable even in opinions. Ruth doesn't 
say much but we all know she just knows and knows. She is the envy of 
many striving Seniors, never hurried or worried and her work always in 
on time. We all believe Ruth when she says that her pupils will learn 
thru interest. She swings a "mean" bat on the baseball-diamond too. 






Pittsfield, Mass. 

" Hitch ilii/ wagon to a slur." 

Whal a popular place was Room 40 — especially after meals. How 
ma n v visitors Arlene had during those fifteen minutes in which we were 
allowed to eat. Her great fund of children's stories will long be remem- 
bered 1)V the class. 


Nelson St., North Adams, Mass. 

Heading Club. 

"The very pattern girl of girls." 

Catherine is supposed to be shy but she doesn't always live up to her 
reputation. She has a sunny disposition and an infectious giggle. It has 
been suggested that Catherine's curly hair is partly due to her absolute 
obedience to Health Rules; this may also be the cause of her creamy com- 

Lanesboro, Mass. 

" Yet ere we pari, one lesson I ran leave you 
For everyday — 
Be ijood — 

Do noble things, not dream them all day long: 
And so make life, death, and that east forever 
One grand, sweet song." 

Elizabeth's good-heartcdness has helped many a classmate. She 
has a way with the children and easily gains their confidence. This will 
help her in her teaching next year. 

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Bennington, Vt. 
"What we call Luck 

Is sini ply PI nek. 

And doing things over and over, 

Courage and will 

Perseverance and skill, — 

Are the four leaves of Luck' S clover." 

Ruth is studious she does not center all her interests on 
is jolly and good-natured. We regret that she was not in 
e would like to have seen more of her. 

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114 Jencks St., Fall River, Mass. 
Dramatic Club. 

"Silence is (/olden." 

Who could forget the quiet girl from Fall River? Especially will we 
remember the way she recited poems in expression class. I'm sure many 
of us envied her ability in that line. Good luck to Clara in her teaching 



168 Division St., Schenectady, N. Y. 

Class Beauty 

"The sweetest looking, sweetest tempered girl, eyes ever saw." 

Everyone knows and likes "Betty". She is always ready for fun or 
work and enters into everything with zest and energy. Lucky will be the 
children whose teacher she becomes. 



17 Prospect St., Florence, Mass. 

Axis Staff (2), Dramatic Club President (2), Operetta. 
Most Attractive, Neatest. 
"For she was sweet, and most divinely fair." 

If you ever see a perfect marcel, pink cheeks, sea-blue eyes, and the 
neatest dress imaginable, you'll know it's "Eth". Indeed we have a rare 
and priceless combination in Ethel, for she is a dreamer as well as a doer. 

She has the honor of being the first president of our dramatic club, 
and has set a high standard. 

All-in-all, you'll find it hard to equal "Eth". 


Lenox, Mass. 

Most Carefree 
" Here's to "Red," 
A Lenox lass, 
She garc lis fun 
In every class." 

If you want to know the truth about anything, just ask "Red" and 
she'll tell you. Her frankness and wit made her good company. She was 
the founder of nearly every joke played on anyone and many an upset room 
found its origin at the hands of "Red". She will be one of the girls who 
will be most missed next year. 







521 West Main St., North Adams, Mass. 

Dramatic Club. President of Glee Club, Operetta, Xormalogue. 

"Bright, witty and resourceful 
Interesting and gay. 
We'll all remember Myrtle 
For many a long day." 

Myrtle is the girl who got the first position and gave us all a surprise. 
Best wishes for her success in the days to come. 


52 Yale St., North Adams, Mass. 

Glee Club (1) (2), Operetta. 

"Self-trust is the first secret of success." 

We feel sure that Clarice's self-confidence will bring her success. 
She was a great help in the Operetta in which she took the leading part. 
Her pleasing voice will always make her a good entertainer. 


42 Cottage St., Amherst, Mass. 
Dramatic Club, Axis, Operetta, Class Prophecy. 
Jolliest Girl 

"Who was it that laughed'; 
Our jolliest girl to be sure.'' 

"Milly" is the girl with the cheerful laugh. What will Taconic Hall 
be next year without Mildred's jolly little laugh echoing down its halls? 


34 Jackson St., North Adams, Mass. 
Dramatic Club (2). Class Treasurer (1) (2), Basketball (1) Captain 
(2), W. A. A. Head of Sport, Operetta. 

Most Athletic 
"Was that lightning in the sky? 
No, just Edie passing by.'' 
Edith we hold up as our proud specimen of what N. A. N. S. athletics 
can do for one, if the mind-set is right. 

"Ede" has more than ably taken charge of our financial affairs for 
two years, and has been a loyal and ideal "Xormalite." 

Friend with all, she is one of the girls "you never forget." 







.'5(i Crandall St., Adams, Mass. 

Reading Club Vice-President, Glee Club. 

"Efficient manner, eyes that .smile. 
Helpful, willing all the while." 

Mildred enjoys the inspiration that the clean, keen air instills as she 
daily rifles to and fro from our worthy neighboring town of Adams. When 
we have a free moment it is Mildred who gives us a feeling of guilt at 
wasting precious time. Nevertheless Mildred has been one of those who 
have boosted N. A. N. S. and helped to make our school an ideal place for 
the ideal teacher. 


Erving, Mass. 

Glee Club, Dramatic Club, House Council, Operetta. 

"Capable, cheerful, eager to do, 
A mighty fine girl, "Edie", here's to you. 

Another girl who is always ready to share the results of her native 
endowment to help a friend in need. We judge her industrious, perse- 
vering, and able to handle any task set before her. 


Hull St., North Cohasset, Mass. 

" Her eyes were deeper than the depth 
Of waters stilled at even." 

Ruby"s quiet nature is counteracted by the playfulness of her eyes. 
How we enjoyed going to the stock-room to buy supplies while whe was 
there. We know she liked it here at North Adams but we hope some day 
she will be able to teach in the land of her heart's desire — namely Dalton. 

291 River St., North Adams, Mass. 

Reading Club. 

"To loving eyes alone they turn 
The flowers of inward grace, that hide 
Their beauty from the world outside." 

Quiet and unobstreperous, somehow Margaret makes us think 
Christinas package, the contents of which are still a mystery to us. 
makes an awe-inspiring Junior High teacher and a capable leader, 
only wish we knew her better. 

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15 Parker St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Dramatic Club. 

"Brilliant mind and a deep ardent yearning 
Which finds- content in pursuit of hard learning." 

Never did a girl lake such pleasure in difficult tasks: nothing phases 
eaeli new problem is cheerfully and conscientiously worked out to 
finish. A good sport, a loyal friend, but most of all what every teacher 

wishes there were more of, a real student. 


Cheshire, Mass. 

Reading Club. 

"Rather a quiet young lady is she. 
With the gentlest of manners yon erer did see." 

How we enjoyed hearing Nina read poetry in our Expression classes! 
She was always sure to have her work done — and well done, too. She 
breezed in every morning with the trolley brigade — and she never came 
alone. Good luck in your teaching next year, Nina. 

l 27.'5 Dewey Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Dramatic Club. 

"Rather be small and shine, than great and east a shadow." 
No one could forget our dainty little classmate. A sweet smile and 

sunny disposition are among her many fine qualities, 
come to Bessie. 

May all good things 

1 1 Wesleyan St., North Adams, Mass. 

Reading Club, Operetta. 

Prettiest Hair 

" Her deep gray eyes, her hair's tempestuous gold. 
Her gracious, graceful figure's perfect poise, 
Her happy laugh, her wild unconscious grace 
Made her the idol of the place." 

What would the class of '"27 do without Hester? A jolly, good-natured, 
all around sport she is. She tried in vain to introduce some new fads in 
cooking class. Perhaps she will teach in Vermont next year. We wish 
her the best of luck. 







Canaan, Conn. 

Glee Club, Dramatic Club, Class Day Speaker, Operetta. 

"Slender, graceful, attractive, nrat, 
'Is' is a classmate most friendly and sweet." 

Isabel has undeniable charm in her voice, manner and smile. 


look rather quiet, but has proved herself lively and delightful to us all. 


24 Cottage St., Great Barrington, Mass. 

"Slim and graceful of movement, 
Runner of a good race." 

"Gert" is impulsive, eager and fleet of foot as all know who have 
watched her in the gymnasium. May she win out in the race for success. 



Columbia St., Lee, Mass. 

Dramatic Club, Axis Staff, Operetta. 

"The qualities of friendship are loyalty, affection and under- 
standing and the greatest of these is understanding." 

Rightly does "Jule" deserve the title of friend. She is one of the few 
girls blessed with a personality that invites friendship. Once you know 
her you will always like her. We wish you happiness, "Jule", in all you do. 

eleanor McCarthy 


35 Taylor St., Holyoke, Mass. 

Axis Staff, Dramatic Club. 

"I hold it quite the wisest thing to drive dull care away." 

One of our fun-lovers is Eleanor, a friendly, jolly girl who always has 
a smile for everyone. Good luck to "Babe" is the wish of her classmates. 






"Mim" "Spark" 
61 Daley Ave., Dalton, Mass. 
Dramatic Club, Axis, Normalogiie. 

Most Studious 

"Working away with great vigor and vim, 

That's our diminutive, .studious "Mim"." 

"Mim" certainly is a worker, but she has used her intelligence and 
ingenuity for purposes other than study. When mischief is afoot, "Mim" 
is one of the three guesses. We may chase her down corridors and tell 
her to keep to her room, but we admit we rather like having her around 
and miss her when she isn't. 


"Tip Top" 
144 King St., Northampton, Mass. 

Dramatic Club, Operetta. 

Best Dancer 

"Sparkling eyes and dimpled face, 
Laughing, roguish, full of grace." 

With her pretty graceful manner, and merry laughter, no party or 
good time is ever quite complete without her. Anyone who has seen her 
room would know Helen certainly can make things look attractive. 

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16 Hudson St., North Adams, Mass. 
Normalogve Staff, Operetta, Secretary W. 

A. A., Class 

"If I knew the box where the smiles are kept, 

No matter how large the key 

Or strong the bolt, I would try so hard 

'T would open, I know, for me; 

Then over the land and the sea broadcast 

I'd scatter the smiles to play." 
Whenever "Ann" entered a room it was always brighter. Perhaps 
it was because of her dimples; or perhaps it was her cheery laughter which 
drove away the blues. Not only did her mirth entertain us, but also her 
violin. How we will miss her! The whole class joins in saying, "Ann", 
we were glad to have known you." 


Leeds, Northampton, Mass. 

Dramatic Club, Operetta. 

Daintiest and cutest 

"She has dancing eyes and ruby lips, 
Delightful boots, and away she skips." 

We all love our dainty little "Ann", who is one of the sunbeams of 
our class. May she shine as well for the little people she is to teach. 


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29 Olds St., North Adams, Mass. 
Reading Club. Operetta. 

" Her friends, then are many. Foes? Has she any?" 
Evelyn played the piano for us to dance by in gym. How many folk 

dances we did to her playing! 
ever she undertakes. 

We all know she will be progressive in what- 


Ashley Falls, Mass. 

"Sweet, quiet and demure, 
'Tii Angela you may be sure." 

Angela, one of our quiet girls, is very sweet and studious and always 
willing to give help wherever needed. We hope many of the good things 
of life come to Angela. 


54 Windom Terrace, North Adams, Mass. 

Best all around girl 

"Come over on the sunny side of life," 

Helen is always looking at the bright side of life. She seems to have 
no cares nor worries. Her chance remarks and spontaneous responses 
often amused us and added much enjoyment to her work. We know the 
children will adore her for no one can escape her charm. 


Veazie St., North Adams, Mass. 

Dramatic Club — librarian. 

"You are an elegant scholar 
Haring the graee of speeeh and the skill in the turning of phrases." 

If ever there is some bit of information you wish, go to "Peg". We 
wouldn't accuse her of swallowing an encyclopedia but she certainly has 
a remarkable memory. Margaret has done much for our Dramatic Club 
as its librarian. We need not mention "Peg's" one fault, which is entirely 
concealed by all her good qualities. 


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1*28 Pleasant St., North Adams, Mass. 

Orchestra, Operetta. 

"She hath a natural, wise sincerity, 
A .simple truthfulness, and those hare lent her 
A dignity as moveless as the center." 

Though Irene was faithful in all her work, she excelled in making ant 
nests for Mr. Venable's classes. Another of her talents was her musical 
ability through which she was a big help to our orchestra. If she is as 
earnest in her teaching as she has been here at school she will be a credit 
to our class. 

Chase Ave., North Adams, Mass. 

Reading Club, Axis Staff Joke Editor. Basketball (1) (2). 

"Youthful years and maiden beauty 
Joy with them should still abide. 
Instinct takes the place of Duty 
Love, not Reason guides." 

"With her queer mixture of sense and nonsense "Dot" has two great 
interests. One of them is to become a physical education supervisor, 
the other is a leaning toward Dean Academy. Perhaps, they need a "Gym" 


85 Main St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. 

Reading Club. 

"Whatever you do, do right. 
And each task will be light." 

"Hi, Ena" was often heard in the corridors and on the streets. The 
unique manner in which she recited was characteristic of her alone. It 
would be difficult to imagine her in any other than a gay mood and her 
optimistic viewpoint was catching. May you be greeted by every success 
in the teaching profession, "Ena". 

Dramatic Club. 



Williamstown, Mass. 

Class Scream 

"Is someone telling a joke'? 
That's "our class scream'." 

"Kate" is one of the jolliest girls in our class. There is something 
happening wherever she is. We are sure the children in her school will 
always be amused and happy. 

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Church St., Lenox, Mass. 

Dramatic Club, Operetta. 

"May your joys be an deep ax the ocean, 
And your sorrows as light as the foam." 

After dinner at night you may be sure to find Mary in the social room 
dancing. And she can dance? We'll say she can. Imagine a week-end 
in which Mary did not pack her bag and go home. 


West Hatfield, Mass. 

House President, Operetta, Basketball, 2nd Class Team. 
Best Friend 

"She bears herself as a virtuous and well-governed maid." 

Who could that be but our "Ann"? A friendly girl, just to all and 
of the finest character. Truly we chose well in electing her President of 
the Council at Taconic Hall. Next year we will miss her quiet voice out- 
side our door saying, "Quarter after — lights out please." 

May life give to "Ann" the best that it has in store is the wish of all 
her classmates. 


131 Norfolk St., Wollaston, Mass. 

Glee Club, Dramatic Club, Secretary House Council, Axis, Class 
Banner, Normalogue. Operetta. 

"Artist's fingers, artist's eyes. 
Love for all within her lies." 

Enter her room at any time, it is full of lonesome Juniors or weary 
town Seniors making themselves perfectly at home. Our gifted Florence 
makes beautiful pictures and lovely friendships, which all who possess 
prize dearly. 


High St., Southampton, Mass. 

Axis Staff, Normalogue Staff, Operetta, Dramatic Club, Class Will. 

"With suck a comrade, such a friend, 
I fain would icalk till journey's end." 

Of all our friends and comrades here at Normal none was dearer than 
Eleanor. She entered into work and play with equal enthusiasm. Her 
witty remarks and sudden bursts of laughter brightened many a class. 
She may not be the tiniest in the class, but her nickname "Parsnips" is 
undisputed. We all feel sure that Eleanor's devotion to her work and her 
sincerity in it will bring her the success she so fully deserves. It has been 
a pleasure and a privilege to know her. 


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"Mil" "M'eleanor" 

Southampton, Mass. 

Dramatic Club, House Council. Axis. 

"A .source of friendliness and cheer. 
Unselfish, thoughtful, kind and dear." 

When one wishes sound advice, practical assistance, or a sympathetic 
listener one feels sure to find all in Mildred's room. She seems to radiate 
comfort and encouragement and always gives herself freely and gladly to 
her work and friends. 


Hatfield, Mass. 

Glee Club, Reading Club, Operetta. 

"Quiet and Sieeet, 
Dark -eyed and petite." 

That could be no one else but Marie. May the children in her school 

love her as we have. 



31 Briggs St., Easthampton, Mass. 

Dramatic Club. 

"Quiet and steady, dependable too 
Give her a task she will .see it through." 

Quick to follow directions and suggestions and carry out new ideas 
we are sure that Mary will always be able to meet any new or unusual 
situation which may come up before her. 



93 Franklin St., North Adams, Mass. 

Glee Club (2), Dramatic Club (2), Basketball (1), Operetta, Vice- 
President Student Council. 

"Dainty, sweet, demure, and shy. 
But the best of life will not pass her by." 

"Ed" has the very desirable ability of making everyone like her. the 
minute she is seen. Of a quiet and sweet nature, she might easily be listed 
under the group Mr. Smith so strongly advocates — "the cream of the 
school." Edna has the qualities of the ideal teacher, and her children will 
no doubt love her. just as we do. 


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Vl\ Linden St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Dramatic Club. 

" Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." 

Sally's enthusiasm was contagious. She was not lacking in dramatic 
ability cither and her readiness to see a joke and enjoy it was marked. 
Pittsfield must have held many attractions for she spent nearly all her 
week-ends there. 


Williamstown, Mass. 

Glee Club Treasurer, Dramatic Club. 

"/« all Things 
Mindful of herself bvt bearing the burden of others," 

An ideal disposition, a sense of humor, a charming personality, and 
an ability as a leader indicate the makings of a perfect teacher such as 
Helen. She makes a most manly Hiawatha in one act and an altogether 
adorable Minehaha in the next but we like her just as she is best. 


52 Kendall St., Worcester, Mass. 

Glee Club, Dramatic Club, Operetta, Vice-President House Council, 

Most Sympathetic, Squarest 

"High rank, true friends she has secured, 
Her record makes success assured. " 

A splendid athlete, fine student, interested and helpful in every phase 
of school life, that's Flossie. She has given innumerable volunteered 
services for our school, and has been a real councillor to many of our Juniors 
and Seniors alike, who daily show their love of and trust in her. 


70 Spring St., Williamstown, Mass. 
Reading Club. 

" How far that little candle throws its beams." 

We always depended on Margaret to recite in class. How many 
times she saved the day in our class when a great pause followed a thought- 
less provoking question. Her sense of humor made her an agreeable com- 
panion. She is a capable auto driver as some of us found out on Class 
Day in '26. 


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14 Main St., Easthampton, Mass. 

"Speak fitly or be silently wise." 

"Milly" joined the class of '27 this year and added one more loyal and 
conscientious worker. We are glad she came to us. 


94 Hall St., North Adams, Mass. 

Glee Club (1) (2), Dramatic Club (2), Operetta. 
"God's in his heaven, all's well with the world." 

This might seem to be Helen's constant watch-word. The rest of us 
fret and stew while Helen pushed ahead, and gets there first of all. We 
have yet to see an assignment of noise that could disturb "Lin." 

From present indications Helen is going to make a fine teacher, for 
she has patience, humor, friendliness, and a heart of gold. 



Amherst, Mass. 

"All work and no play 
Harms vs in every way." 

This is the motto of "Bob". Her* telephone calls prove that she 
doesn't want for company. She was very entertaining in our Reading 
programs telling stories, and we feel sure that her kindergarten classes will 
profit by her experience. 



68 Springside Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Glee Club, Dramatic Club, Treasurer W. A. A., Basketball, Operetta. 

"Cheery and carefree, alert too, and keen 
Mighty fine athlete, cool-headed, serene." 

Nothing bothers Helen, she "couldn't be annoyed" by anything. 
She goes in for everything with a grin, but has sufficient native ability and 
hard practice behind her so that she usually emerges from any ordeal with 
the grin still with her. 






375 Church St., North Adams, Mass. 

Dramatic Club (-2), (Mass Secretary (1) (2), Operetta. 
Most Willing, Most Serious, Most Ladylike 

" Her life was a lovely light — 
A taper, burning fair and tall," 

If anyone needs advice, courage, or assistance of any sort one knows 
where to go — to the most willing girl in the class. 

She and her "side-partner" will continue their careers next year to- 
gether, which fact will no doubt cause them both to journey higher be- 
cause of mutual inspiration. 

Because of her sweet personality, generous heart, and willing spirit, 
Majel has made many lasting friendships. 


4 Spooner St., New Bedford, Mass. 

"In duty faithful, 
In honor just. 
Who broke no promise 
And lost no friend." 

"Who is Sylvia?" She is that demure maiden whose presence is 
never marked by boisterousness. Imagine her flustered before a class or 
even in an assembly program. Her calm and unassuming manners were 
in great contrast with a great many of the rest of us. 


Walnut St., North Adams, Mass. 

"Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control. 
These three alone, lead to sovereign power." 

Although Norma's ambition is to teach in a country school, we are 
sure she will become a governor of our state someday. She makes a fine 
leader and has exceptional ability in expressing her exact thoughts and 
feelings in a few concise sentences. Her thoughts are always well worth 
listening to you can be sure. 


"Tub" "Tayl" 
193 Bailey St., Lawrence, Mass. 

Dramatic Club, Axis Staff, Class Day Speaker, Operetta, Class Pres- 
ident (2), Vice-President (1)* 

Best Dressed, Most Loyal, Most Popular 

"Some folks, like jewels are precious and shine 
Quietly, modestly, all of the time. 

All of us are prepared to stand staunchly back of our little president. 
Unsparingly she gives herself conscientiously, wholeheartedly to her school 
and class, leaving us to marvel over the work and pranks she accomplishes 
and the thoroughness with which everything is done. 






1G1 River St., Blackinton, Mass. 

Dramatic Club (2), W. A. A. Vice-President, Class Will. 
"The world is funny, why can't you laugh loo?" 

Many a dull class on a sleepy afternoon has been grateful to Ethel for 
a recitation suddenly made interesting by a fit of giggling. 

To "Tommy" has been given the enviable ability to see the world 
through "rose-colored glasses", a fact which, combined with her hearty 
friendliness and willingness, will assist her a long way on the road to success. 


8 College Ave., Amherst, Mass. 

Reading Club. 

"There's no time to ivaste or lose 
Every moment you should use, 
For the hours are gliding fast." 

Hazel thinks a great deal before she makes up her mind but after she 
is decided it is almost impossible to change her opinion. She is constant 
in her work. We hope some time she will specialize in history as she is 
well fitted for it. 



Amherst, Mass. 

House Council, Dramatic Club, Publicity Committee, Operetta. 

"Steadfast, loyal, tried and true. 
Our best wishes go with you." 

"Tim" is one of the friendliest girls in our class. Always she 
proved herself a fine comrade with whom to work and play. 



103 West Union St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Dramatic Club. 

"Quiet, gentle, neat, precise: 
Only the best from her will suffice." 

Another lovable girl who is especially distinguished for her beautiful 
handwriting, her neatness, orderliness and ability to plan things carefully 
through. What would we do without Mary to write those fastidious letters 
of invitations to members of the faculty and other distinguished per- 
sonages. We certainly owe a lot to Mary. 






302 Eagle St., North Adams, Mass. 

Heading Club, Operetta. 

"She is the spirit of all that's fair." 

Marion was a great addition to our Literature elass because of her 
interest in that subject. She was always free to express her opinion on 
a poem or author. Her cool and serene manner will have a good effect 
on her classes. 


H7 West Main St., North Adams, Mass. 

Dramatic Club. 

"She has two eyes, so soft and brown. 
Take Corel 
She gives a side-glance and looks down. 

Beware] Beware'. 
She is fooling theel" 

If it were not for Alice "popping up" in unexpected places and saying 
the thing least expected, we would hardly know she was among us. Judg- 
ing by size, rompers seem much more appropriate for Alice than her aspir- 
ations Junior High-ward — but looks are most deceiving in this case. 


Buekland, Mass. 

Axis Staff. 

Best Disposition, Most Sensible 

"Industrious, friendly and kind 
A girl with a sensible mind." 

Among the new girls to join our class at the beginning of our Senior 
year was Vivian and a fine class-mate she has proved to be. Always she 
has worked and plaved with fine spirit and gained the affection and esteem 
of all. 


88 Church St., North Adams, Mass. 

Glee Club (1) («). Axis Staff (2), Operetta, Queen of the May. 

Most Dignified, Class Songster 
"A woman convinced against her will 
Is of the same opinion still." 
"Dot", the lovely lady of a thousand graces, sweet, noble face, fine 
physique, high ideals, and a will as strong as iron. 

Nothing could quite be a success unless "Dot" were enthusiastic about 

To most of us "Dot's" strong character has been an inspiration we 
will not shortly forget. 






24 Summit Ave., North Adams, Mass. 

Glee Club, Dramatic Club, Basketball (1), Axis Staff. 

"They call me cruel-hearted but I care not what they say." 

"Chick", one of those girls who always manages to say the right thing 
at the right time, is never undecided in her opinions and especially enjoys 
convincing other people. Her only hobby is a peculiar liking for that 
oriental beast called the "Dragon" which may be partly due to her am- 
bitions to visit the countries of the East. 


Watertown, Conn. 

"'Twos her thinking of others made you think of her." 

Emma is very considerate of others, especially when she gets a box 
from home. She can be found at almost any time in the Literature room 
studying. We feel indebted to Connecticut for sending us such a well- 
liked girl. 


North Hoosac Road, Williamstown, Mass. 

Dramatic Club (2), President of W. A. A. (2), Operetta. 
Most Business-like 

" Her eyes are sea-blue, and they hold 
Visions they will not unfold." 

If you were to give only a passing glance to "Ed", you would say 
"a dreamer", and you would be right; but looks are deceiving for here we 
have the most business-like girl in the class. Generous almost to a fault, 
her watch-word has been "What's mine is yours." 

For her sympathy, goodness, and kindness of heart, Edna will always 
be remembered. 


50 Southworth St., Williamstown, Mass. 
Reading Club (2), Axis (1) Editor-in-chief (2), Normalogue Staff, 
Orchestra (1), Operetta. 

Most Industrious, Most Ambitious 
Surely one of the girls who has worked hardest for N. A. N. S., who 
has earnestly done her utmost, is "Floss". It was she who revised our 
Axis, and helped make it the present inspiring paper that it is. It was 
she who worthily earned the title of the most ambitious and industrious 
girl in the class. Does that not speak for itself? 

Our profession surely holds no limits for as eager, sincere and earnest 
a girl as "Floss". 






163 East St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Reading Club. 

"Faithfully she performs her tasks each ilay. 
Jolly good friend with a business-like way.'' 

Ethel has a fine capacity for any phase of work. Like everyone else, 
however, she has her favorite subjects and we don't believe gymnasium 
is one of them. Just the same she is a jolly good sport. 


32 Eddy wood Ave., Springfield, Mass. 

Reading Club. 

Man hater 

"She knows books as a bee knows flowers." 

Fleurette joined our class bringing many fine experiences which she has shared with us at different 
times. "Whenever you need a book of any kind, ask Fleurette where to find it," has been the motto of 
many a girl searching for books. 


Williamstown, Mass. 

"Although she only came this year, 
We're mighty glad to have her here." 

Since Jessie has been with us only since February, we have not had much opportunity to get intimately 
acquainted with her, but we readily recognized her as a conscientious student. We hope her short stay at 
Normal has been as pleasant to her as it has to us. 


Plainfield, Mass. 
Glee Club, Reading Club. 

"A girl who deserves whatever good fortune the future holds." 

It was a fortunate day for us when "Molly" came to N. A. N. S. Friendly, industrious and sincere, 
she would be a welcome addition to any class. 



New Marlboro, Mass. 

"A maiden she, both mild and meek, 
Swift to hear and slow to speak." 

Most of the year "Fitzie" is a very quiet girl but just before a man-dance she becomes a live-wire in 
the dormitory. Best of luck to our dark-haired, sprightly "Mae". 





FOR many weeks we had long anticipated this wonderful event known as the Senior 
Banquet. Eighty Seniors and four guests were happily gathered at Williams Inn to 
do justice to an appetizing repast. 

Cije Jfflenu 

Fruit Cocktail 

Broiled Chicken 

College Ices 


Green Peas 
Pineapple and Cheese Salad 

Assorted Cakes 

French Fried Potatoes 


Blessing . 

Alma Mater Song 


QTfje program 

Mr. Smith 

. Class '27 
Marion Taylor 


To Mr. Smith 
To Miss Porter 
To Mrs. VanEtten 
To Mrs. Smith 
To the Faculty 
To the Man Dances 
To the Class 
To the President 
To the Future 

Katherine Cody 

Edith Heggie 

Helen Corcoran 

Florence Young 

Frances Bernard 

Helen F. Crowley 

Helen Rooney 

Ethel Gagnon 

Majel Smith 

The toasts were interspersed by the singing of many familiar songs. The class 
statistics were also read. A most enjoyable evening closed at eleven o'clock. 





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The Call 2 P. M. 

Hark, Hark, The Lark — Schubert 

Address of Welcome 

Address to The Juniors 


Class Song 

Class History . 

Class Prophecy 

Grand Party — Hani 

Class Will 

Ivy Chant 
Ivy Oration 

Planting of The Ivy 

Ivy Poem 
Class Reception 
Dances on the Lawn 
N. A. N. S. . 
Promenade at 8 P. M. 

Class of 1927 

Marion Taylor 

Martha Burt 

Ellen Makin 

. Class of 1927 

Isabel Lindell 

Ellen Andrews 

Mildred Hardaker 

Anna McMahon 

'." Class of 1927 

Eleanor Parsons 

Ethel Thomas 

. Class of 1927 

Helen Rooney 

Marion Taylor for '27 

Evelyn Slade for '28 

Dorothy Baker 

On the Green 

. Class of 1927 

. Class of 1927 

Normal Hall 


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•Program at 2 p. m. 

Music ......... 

Scripture Reading 

Songs — Irish Love Song — Lang \ 

The Year's At The Spring / 
Address . 
Songs — Southern Gold 

The Dancers 
Gift of The Class of 1927 
Presentation of Diplomas 
Song- — Unfold Ye Portals 
Alma Mater Song 

School Orchestra 

Class of 1927 

Dr. Samuel McChord Crothers 

'. . Class of 1928 

By Member of the State Dept. 
Class of 1927 and 1928 


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gbbrestf of OTelcome 

A I ^O the Members of the Faculty, Parents, Friends and Classmates: — 

■*■ Today we hope to help you understand the ideals which we have fostered in our 

two short years of normal school life. We are trying to stress these so that some day when 
we are far away and no longer young in years. Class Day will stand out as a memory of the 
most precious thing in our past — "Our Normal School Day". It seems as though this day 
closes one episode of our lives. 

Tomorrow, we enter upon a new and broader experience. We begin our practice in 
a noble profession for which we have been most carefully trained. Although we have 
passed one milestone along the road to success, still in the distance we see a torch beckon- 
ing us to strive upward and onward for higher and greater ideals. This reminds one of 
Bert on Braley's quotation: 

The best verse hasn't been rhymed yet, 

The best house hasn't been planned, 

The highest peak hasn't been climbed yet, 

The mightiest rivers aren't spanned; 

Don't worry and fret, faint-hearted, 

The chances have just begun 

For the best jobs haven't been started, 

The best work hasn't been done. 
Most of us will perhaps answer this summons and continue to work for the realization 
of more proficient skills and abilities. We are all looking forward to futures that will re- 
flect honor to our Alma Mater. 

To the Faculty: The time has approached when we must say farewell to all our 
teachers and friends. We cannot depart from the school without expressing our gratitude 
to our dear principal — Mr. Smith. After having gone through the school with his guiding 
hand at the wheel we realize now that Mr. Smith has been our best friend — always having 
a word of sympathy, a word of encouragement, and a pleasant smile to cheer us over the 
difficult places. If he seemed harsh and severe when he said, "No one can be excused 
early, or Everyone must be back Sunday night", we all realize that he had sufficient reason. 
If the punishment seemed too hard we know it was for our good and we were never pun- 
ished without cause. Our dear teachers too with their cheery good morning, their bright 
smiles, their inexhaustible patience, and their ever-readiness to help us. we shall always 
remember. To them we are indebted for many of our good times as well as all our 



knowledge. When we think of leaving the dear old school which has sheltered us for two 
happy years, and all the familiar faces of kind teachers we are overcome by a feeling of 
gratitude and indebtedness to those who had faith in us and inspired us to reach the goal 
which we have attained. 

Classmates: Surely every senior here this afternoon has found out the meaning and 
full significance of the two words, "true friendship". Someone had said, "A friend 
is one who knows all about you and loves you just the same". This has been the case in 
several incidents in our school career. Many of us have been on the verge of giving up in 
trying to uphold the dignity and customs of our school, but have always been saved by the 
encouragement and loving sympathy of our friends. Edgar Guest's stanzas seemed 
somehow to fit in here. He says, 

"A friend is one who takes your hand, 

And talks a speech you understand 

He's partly kindness, partly mirth 

And faith unconquering of your worth. 

He's first to cheer you on success, 

And last to leave you in distress, 

A friend is loyal, constant, true, 

In short old pals, he's just like you." 
Together we have shared pleasures and disappointments. Nothing could ever sever 
the tried and true friendships that have grown up during our normal training. 

For the past thirty years classes have gone out from the North Adams Normal 
School. This year it is the turn of the class of '27 to go. Therefore, we leave the present 
junior class and other incoming students to uphold the standards and carry on the work 
of the school. 

We, the members of the class of 1927, welcome you and bid you share with us the 
pleasures of our Class Day. 


I know that May has come! 
The happy birds are singing it 
The opening flowers are showing it 
The shining grass is whispering it 
I know that May has come! 

I'm glad that May has come! 
It is the joy-time of the year 
The happy play-time of the year 
The gayest fun-time of the year 
I'm glad that May has come! 

— Marion Bishop 


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glbbreste to Juniors; 

f T is a groat privilege to be able to talk to Juniors from a position where they will be 
■*- unable to retaliate until I have finished, especially as my task is giving advice. This 
I have gladly given all year, but never quite as sufficiently as I intend to now. 

You will be interested to know that you will have many difficult classes next year, 
and you must have a wonderful time this summer to prepare you for a strenuous training- 
teaching session. 

Try very hard to think things through clearly if you expect to convince Mr. Smith 
that you meant what you said, and didn't intend to say anything else. 

Mr. Carpenter still likes third floor and, as usual, expects certain definite points which 
summarize chapters in one word. 

You should begin to practice balancing on your forward foot when there is a transition 
in your thoughts, in order to preserve the unity between your words and bodily pose; 
you should also struggle to capture all the animation, enthusiasm, life, energy and spirit 
you can, as your classmates will have need of all in Miss Baright's eventful classes. 

You aren't going to have Miss Pearson for very long next year, so look over, gaze at, 
observe, scrutinize and draw everything you see, you will need all your knowledge in that 
line. When coming to the front of the room for observation, pick up your chairs carefully, 
the library is below and Miss Donelson is used to intense silences. 

If you can't sing, take a piano and go off alone somewhere to practice singing, but if 
you are sure you are in class C, you must learn to play the piano. There are courses ad- 
vertised, which will teach you how to play symphonies in a few months so you won't need 
to sing them. 

You will continue project work with Mr. Eldridge but remember that when you are 
given a week in which to do something do not figure on having four days before beginning 
to work. 

You had better spend some of your summer time out in nature, handling every form 
of animal and insect life you can. It is very trying to see what the underside of an earth- 
worm or caterpillar looks like when you are not used to it. Mr. Venable also has the 
History of Education class which means that you must strive to think up some good 
questions to ask, because if you don't he will. 

Yolunteer as soon as possible in Miss Owens' Oral Composition class so you may be 
able to fully enjoy and learn from your comrades' efforts in comfort. Your ideas of 
grammar are going to change considerably, and you must know that a Bostonian accent 
doesn't make slang any more permissable. 

You have ached in the past, you will ache in the future. Miss Porter has some very 
special "achy" exercises just before a dance or a vacation. Practice doing what you 
think people mean rather than what they say, and give yourself endurance tests so that 
you will be able to remain in a torturing position while one of your classmates tries to think 
of the next command, if you would be remembered with kindness. 

I hope you will not insist that Miss Sholes sample everything you make. There is 
no virtue in offering something that you are physically unable to digest yourself, and her 
kindness should not be overtaxed in this way. Also, you need not waste your time mak- 
ing dolls or dogs in her sewing class, as we have proved that it can be excellently well done 
so you need not do it again. 

Mr. Cummings will not be able to give you class time but we have found him very 
helpful when bolts fall out of furniture or other problems in woodwork arise. 





When Miss Jenkins meets with you to tell what splendid work we are doing, do not 
ask for our names. If you wish to keep track of us, write. 

Now about those timid, bewildered new Juniors that are coming, you must care for 
them as ably as we have cared for you. They will seem like a difficult proposition and 
they will be, but educate those nearest you in Normal ways, and the rest will follow. 
These Juniors may be homesick and cry at first. In that case "weep with those who weep" 
hasn't proved practical. Therefore, when dormitory girls hear a queer sound in one of 
those new, terrifying nights they should first inspect their radiators, and then the rooms 
of the nearest Juniors. It is difficult to carry on a sprightly monologue with nothing but 
sobs and gasps for response, but keep talking and they will answer back in self-defense. It 
really is a very good way to become acquainted, so is well worthwhile. 

There are some items of interest especially for dormitory girls. Remember that al- 
though pajama clad figures in corridors are fairy -like they are certainly not invisible to 
strangers. You have perhaps experienced some difficulties in housekeeping and you will 
undoubtedly continue to do so. However, if your radiator leaks, roars or freezes, your 
lights go out or come down, your windows stick, your wash cloths disappear down the 
sink, or your wardrobe falls over on your roommate, first do all you can yourself, then con- 
sult Mrs. Van and if she sends you for the janitor try not to talk back to him when or if he 
comes. Don't offer a guest a chair on which your clothes have been drying. There is 
not room enough in the laundry for all wet clothes, but there is usually some room left 
on the couch for the guest. 

Learn to face mice courageously, but don't leave food out for them. If you don't 
happen to mind their company, your roommate usually does. Also don't choose a room 
directly above a piano unless you are frightfully fond of music. 

To the town girls I may say learn to use the dormitory girls' rooms early. Remember 
there is no tribal warfare between town and dormitory girls and if you are talking with 
each other there is not much opportunity to talk about each other. Their rooms are al- 
ways clean, pleasant and cheerful and you are welcome company. Make dormitory girls 
used to you, and they will have an extremely empty feeling when they know you won't 
pop in on them any more. 

Be as eager and happy about cleaning up your lunch room as our town girls have been 
and you will never suffer from indigestion. This clean up spirit ought to extend over to 
after the dances also. 

Practice catching the right car or keeping the correct amount of gasolene in the tank, 
because your peace of mind is largely connected with the time you arrive here. 

For those who eat in the dormitory, I hope you may continue to enjoy Mrs. Van's 
delicious, well-planned meals, the pictures of which you may find in the latest magazines. 
Of course you may be experimented upon at intervals, but try and eat whatever it is. 
The waitresses will see that it doesn't happen again if you don't wish it to, but eat it 
anyway and you will save righteous indignation, the food, and express your appreciation 
for the cooking at the same time. 

Another thing, don't always think you are the one Mrs. Van is looking at. Everyone 
thinks that, and she couldn't be, not all at once. 

When one tries to speak seriously upon an occasion such as this, it makes one feel 
almost too serious to be comfortable. We have lived together like big and little sisters, 
and it's hard to break up a family. But we have grown up and have a life game upon which 
to commence. We cannot take you with us, so it must be good-bye. We desire to prove 





worthy of our school and instructors and hope that you may carry on with the pluck and 
courage you have already shown, for; 

This is the word that year by year, 

While in her place the school is set 
Everyone of her sons must hear, 

And none that hear it dare forget. 
This they all with joyous mind 

Bear through life like a torch in flame 
And falling, fling to the host behind 
Play up! play up, and play the game! 

Martha Hurt 

CtoUtght tEtme 

The flowers of the meadow are drooping, 

Kissed by the sunset sky; 
The birds of the forest are crooning 

Their lovely lullaby. 

The shades of night are falling 

Over the moor and sea. 
Day is slipping to Slumberland, 

Weary as it can be. 

The sunset sky is fading, 

The moon is climbing high. 
The whole wide world is going to rest, 

To wake up — by and by! 

— Loretfa Breen 


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Class g>ong 

O, Normal, with thy poplars and stately buildings strong, 
We'll keep thee in our memory throughout the years so long. 
Through love and true devotion, we've gained our fortune here, 
'Mid beauty, grace, and grandeur, and friends forever dear. 

So as we leave its portals, our hearts with grief are filled 

With deep and tender feeling that never can be stilled. 

Our newer lives are calling and beck'ning from afar 

But thou, our Alma Mater, will be our guiding star. 

Words by Edna Wright 
Music by Helen Savage 

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Ivy, with thy beauty rare, 
Clinging grace of tendrils fair, 
In thee soon our hopes we'll plant, 
Ivy, of thy hopes we chant. 

Grow and flourish green and strong, 
Keep our memory here for long. 
God above will guard thy way, 
Keep thee safe from day to day. 

Lead us upward, lead us high 

Through thy strength may we aspire 

Through our love may you survive. 

Crowning that for which we strive. 

Words by Edna Wright 
Music by Helen Savage 




TT was the best of times; the worst of times. It was a time of trembling anticipation 
-*- and regretful, tearful goodbyes. (It was September, 1925). I have no doubt that 
inundations of tears, copious enough to have frightened even Noah, prevailed in many a 
city, town and hamlet all over the wide expanse of this great state. The trains glided 
smoothly but surely toward their destination. After aeons had passed at last, the 
sonorous tones of the conductors proclaimed the glad news — "North Adams!" 

Oh, how strange we timid, faint-hearted novices felt as we rambled into the assembly 
hall that first memorable afternoon. There were so many of us that even the doors of 
Normal Hall banged with surprise. In fact there were just one hundred twenty-four 
when the last individual was tallied. The biggest class ever. It was at this time that we 
first heard the voice that was to become so familiar to us as the years rolled by. Must 
you ask who? Of course not. Here, at this meeting, Mr. Smith welcomed us and 
cheered our drooping spirits. 

At Taconic Hall luggage was being hoisted and various rooms were being surveyed 
with anxious eyes. At last that terrible gong announced that dinner was ready. In the 
dining room all we could see were strange faces and more strange faces everywhere we 
looked. How could we ever learn all of their names? Mrs. Van Etten, our noble matron, 
helped solve the problem by announcing that all the students were to meet in the music 
room at seven-thirty. Shall we ever forget that night? It was then that we made the 
acquaintance of many never-to-be-forgotten friends. 

The next morning a new epoch in our scholarly lives was begun. The teachers were 
arranged in single formation on the platform. We eyed them with great curiosity, for 
we well understood their superior intellects, and the power that they could wield. One 
of them was as new as we, and to her our hearts gushed forth — our early loved Miss Porter, 
to whom we owe so much of our athletic prowess. 

A week passed. It was during this eventful period that we learned there were no 
elevators in the building, that the stairs were really quite perilous, and that we were actual- 
ly expected to arrive at assembly and classes on time. 

It was obvious from the first that we were a progressive and an original class. We 
chose temporary officers at a class meeting before we had been here a week. Later, in 
November, we evolved into an organization and were very fortunate in selecting such 
worthy leaders as Barbara Walter, president, Marion Taylor, vice-president, Edith 
Heggie, in whose character we had implicit confidence, treasurer, and Majel Smith to keep 
our wondrous records. 


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Time passed, and we began to adjust ourselves to our new environment. The morning 
assemblies were a source of great joy to us. We waited anxiously to see what hymn would 
be sung, and what surprises in the form of a speaker for a change of program were in store 
for us. 

"God, send us Men." The hymn rang out with more expression and fervent earnest- 
ness than ever before! Every face beamed with excitement, every finger drummed with 
eagerness. "Why the excitement?" you ask. "Why tonight is the night of our first man 
dance!" That morning was intolerably long, and by one o'clock a most singular operation 
was in progress. The sight of the dignified, professional Seniors, gayly pushing the desks 
from the assembly room, was enough to make me up with my hands before my face. 
After an eternity of classes during the afternoon, at last the never-to-be hurried, almost 
antagonistic clock actually pointed to the hour of eight. Then the door bells at Taconic 
Hall and the telephones on the second and third floors rang incessantly announcing that 
the gallant gentlemen had arrived! Such excitement! By half past eight Normal Hall 
was filled with chattering couples, while on the platform stood a group of stately chape- 
rones. W T e danced and danced. Finally the last shoes clattered down the stairs, the last 
good night murmured, the last door slammed, the last light flickered out. The first dance 
was over. 

Many other social times followed, such as our Hallowe'en party, the Christmas party, 
and other dances. But, with apologies to Burroughs, I would like to say that the first 
dance, like first love, is always the sweetest and always the fullest. 

Then came the joyous holiday season. 

Shall we ever forget the wondrous beauty of the Christmas Carols as the silv'ry 
sounds floated on the icy air at five-thirty on the morning of our long awaited Christmas 

Life flowed smoothly on until May 22, the date of our alumnae banquet, at which time 
the Juniors displayed their ability to adapt themselves to their environment by waiting 
on the noble alumnae. At this time we received great inspiration by listening to Mr. 
Angelo Patri, who is known and revered by all, in the teaching world. 

Then June arrived and with it the yellow forsythias which were culled by Miss Pear- 
son, and over which we struggled like Trojans to make good looking decorative units. 
Of course we all succeeded, for who could help succeeding when Miss Pearson's artistic 
nature guides our judgment and makes it discriminating. 

One of the memories which we shall always cherish is the recollection of Miss Owens, 
standing on a chair, crowing like a rooster and quacking like a duck, in her enthusiastic 
efforts to make us see the little child's viewpoint. How many times has our dignity been 
dragged to the dust as we lowered ourselves to the position of the scratching hen and the 
marketing pig! 

With June came the joyful preparations for graduation on the part of the Seniors. 
Underneath their joy, however, we sensed their grief at the thought of leaving their Alma 
Mater. Graduation day came and passed and our first year was ended. 

The following September, after having sailed safely through a storm of Junior 
troubles, we were Seniors. When the faculty took the annual inventory the jolly Juniors 
(now transformed to serious Seniors) had decreased in number. Two of us had entered 
the state of "double blessedness" and others had wandered far afield and had not returned. 


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By now, we had gradually become accustomed to that great divide — namely, the 
marks we thought we ought to have and those we received. We thought it was our duty 
to show our superiority and strut around the school as if we owned it. 

Now we delved into the mystic realms of Zoology! It would cause me great pain to 
recall to your minds, how fruitless were Mr. Venable's attempts to convince us that the 
earth-worm and the grasshopper were really beautiful and harmless. Ugh! I shudder 
to think of them. In fact my dreams were filled with them and with spiders: 

I dreamed I was a spider, 

A big fat juicy spider 

A lusty rusty spider 

With a thousand palsied limbs. 

One of the first things that had attracted our attention as Seniors, was the election 
of class officers. Barbara Walter had transferred to Bridgewater, so we chose Marion 
Taylor as our president; Frances Bernard as vice-president, and as we were so well pleased 
with the efficiency of the others we elected them again. 

Although most of us knew little or nothing about needlecraft, we now can wield a 
wicked needle due to the practice and suggestions obtained from Miss Sholes. I might 
also add that we can cook a dinner good enough for any man. 

We have viewed North Adams from many heights and angles in the company of Mr. 
Eldridge. We have hiked to Witts' Ledge and viewed the city and the Normal. We 
have clambered under and over The Natural Bridge, and we have stood on the top of Mt. 
Greylock and looked down into the valley. We take this time to thank Mr. Eldridge for 
his untiring efforts for furthering our geographical and geological education. 

Our originality and progressiveness was displayed in the training school. The 
children loved us dearly (sour-casm). Why did they love us? Because the art of hand- 
ling children was so forcefully brought home to us in Child Study with Mr. Carpenter. 
We jumped rope and played marbles with the little darlings every recess. 

Our creative instinct cropped out one day when we decided to have real student 
government. Straightway we elected as President Katharine Cody who has performed 
her laborious duties remarkably well. The members of this organization have brought 
about several things for the good of N. A. N. S., among these a dramatic and a reading club. 

December 1, 1926, will go down as a memorable date in the school calendar of 
N. A. N. S. for it was then that the Women's Athletic Association was formed. This 
association has helped greatly to promote the health and athletic activities of the school. 

Now it was time to have our pictures "took" — or be immortalized as Miss Pearson 
says. Passing through the hall one day I overheard this conversation: 

"Oh, do you want to see my proofs?" — Pause — 

"Say, how long has Sanford been making cartoons?" 

An annual event toward which every Senior looks forward is the class play. Again 
we showed our originality by having an operetta — "The Dragon of Wu Foo," which was 
given in the Drury Auditorium on June 3. The untiring efforts of Miss Baright made 
the actors assume Shakespearean qualities while Miss Perry's choruses have never been 





We are nearing the close of our Normal School life, and are embarking on the sea of 
experience. We leave the Normal with higher ideals, nobler aspirations and soaring am- 
bitions, determined to use our knowledge to inspire the lowly, to mold children's characters 
so that they are fit to stand before their Creator, fit to call themselves Americans and fit 
to live life and obtain from it all that is their due. The message that we leave to you is 
the one that has carried us unfailingly and unfalteringly through our school life; "Let 
nothing discourage you, never give up!" 

Ellen Andrews 
Isabelle Lindell 


Beloved Child: "Papa, did people go swimming a lot in Bible times?" 

Fond Parent: "How should I know, Oswald?" 

B. C: "It says here that people died of divers disease." 





Mildred — Hello, Anna. My but it's good to see you again, come on in and tell me all 

about your trip to California. 
Anna — Say Mil, I bet you can't guess in a thousand years whom I met just before I left 

for home. I'll give you just three trials. 
Mildred— Was it Mr. Smith? 
Anna — No! 

Mildred — I'll wager it was Dr. Suhrie. 
Anna — No! 

Mildred — Then it must have been Miss Skeele, for she lives down that way somewhere. 
Anna — No. There I knew you could never guess and I could hardly wait for you to 

finish. Well, it was Myrtle Garcelon. 
Mildred — What? Whatever was she doing out there? 
Anna — Yes, but wait, I haven't told you the best yet. She has been studying the methods 

and theories of Burbank. And what do you suppose she has done? 
Mildred — Well, do hurry, what is it? 

Anna — You know she was always interested in science and zoology. Remember how she 
used to just love to fool around those horrid old earth worms in zoo class? 
Mildred — Yes'm, I remember quite well thank you, she sat right in front of me. But do 

go on will you? 
Anna — You know I told you about her studying Mr. Burbank's methods. Well, she 

has been working and experimenting for some time to produce a magic Normal rose 

and she has finally succeeded. Imagine it! a magic Normal rose, and she gave me three 

to bring back with me. 
Mildred — What! well what are they for, what do they do, and where are they? 
Anna — Right over here on the table. 
Mildred— Oh, aren't they beautiful! 
Anna — See! on each of the petals is written the fate of each one of the girls in our class 

of '27. 
Mildred — I know, let's take turns pulling off the petals and see what is written on them. 
If you find yourself gaining weight just take a little trip up to Ethel Zander's reducing 
camp, situated on the top of Mt. Greylock, where, as successor to Walter Camp, she advo- 
cates the Daily Dozen. She guarantees that you will lose weight rapidly for she has gone 
from 250 lbs. to exactly 98>£ lbs. 

One month after graduating from N. A. N. S. Millicent Salmon accepted a position for 
life in Worthington. It was considered the best thing both for Millicent and her pocket- 
book, for she seemed unable to resist the temptation to spend all her week-ends there. 


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"Going to have your picture taken?" Try the "Thomas Studio." This is the advice 
offered to newcomers in No. Amherst. It has recently been opened by Miss Helen 
Thomas. She has an extensive display of photographs, and is known and admired for 
her aptability in catching characteristic and natural expressions on the poser's face. 

Up in Shelburne Falls Ena Norwood has a maple sugar camp. Ena taps the maple 
trees and Winifred Kilbridge makes the maple sugar. Helen Savage, a traveling sales- 
lady, then takes the products and travels far and wide over the country selling the tasty 
candy. She uses a little old Ford called Pete, formerly belonging to Miss Porter, which 
still rambles gaily along in spite of its antiquity. 

The class of '27 should be proud of the heroic and brave deeds of Madeleine Duncklee 
and Ruby Hume. They are two of the finest life-savers that the country possesses. 
Their training was gained at Hyannis, a fashionable health resort. Many are the personal 
letters of congratulation which the President of the United States has sent them. 

Girls! at last we have in our city a young lady who has been over in Paris learning the 
French styles of hair-dressing and the latest types of bobs. Ann Meehan will be pleased 
to try out these modes of Parisian hair dressing on any of her former schoolmates, so don't 
allow your hair to get to that untidy stage. 

Edith Heggie is coach of the famous basketball team which consists of Doris Nixon, 
Helen Doyle, Margaret Burnett, Elizabeth Chenail, Helen F. Crowley and Marion Bresett. 
They have become world famous, and at present are stationed in Sweden. 

If you are not a natural born lover of poetry just sample a few of the poems of one of 
our modern writers, Miss Dorothy Baker. There is such beauty and charm in her poetry 
that none can resist it. 

Revere Beach is a very popular place now, for crowds assemble to see Miss Helen 
Smith and Miss Catherine Felix do both fancy ice and roller-skating. 

In the same amusement place will be found two very skillful tight rope-walkers, 
Martha Burt and Helen M. Crowley. The facial expressions of Miss Burt are especially 
unique, and then the chance exclamations uttered by Miss Crowley during the perform- 
ance are too rare to miss. 

Helen McLeod is on her way to good old Scotland. Next month she will be seen in a 
factory in Briggsville, a small place in Scotland. She will be manufacturing Scotch 
plaids and designing materials for tarns to be worn by the college men next winter. 

The latest and best comedy of the season is "Don't kid yourself". Don't miss it, for 
it is another Ben Turpin Comedy, starring Miss Katherine O'Brien. 

There is no need for any one to complain because her hair is so straight for she can 
run down to Madame Proulx's beauty parlor in New York city, and receive the famous 
treatment given by Lena Champagne for curly hair. 

Across from Madame Proulx's beauty parlor is Madame Fulmer's Parisian shop. 
Just drop in here and you will be shown the smartest and most artistic gowns of the day, 
displayed by the French models, Isabel Lindell and Helen Montgomery. They guarantee 
to make any one look beautiful in a very short time. 

The most popular and famous elocutionists are to be found in Salt Lake City. These 
are Miss Sally Robinson and Miss Mary Tolckov. 

Massachusetts is fortunate in having two women senators, Charlotte Wilcox and 
Bertha Burke. They certainly can debate, and if they make a statement, stand by it, 
regardless of the criticisms of the senators of the other sex. 



The best literary works of the day are: "When I Was In Ogunquit" — by Edith Hol- 
land; "My Brothers" — by Ann Osley; "Girls Prefer Blondes"; by Ethel Gagnon. All 
of these books are good, and are full of personal experiences of these young ladies. 

China has been completely changed and reformed by the American Missionaries, 
Miss Florence Ross and Mildred Hoffman, who have been working in that country for two 
years. Americans now go to China to get rich quickly rather than the Chinese coming to 
our country. Such a reformation and all due to the brilliancy of the N. A. N. S. graduates. 

Miss Helen Corcoran is struggling with the writing of a new dictionary. All the 
words in this book are pronounced after the Bostonian manner. She has made sure that 
such words as "Tom" and "bottle" shall no longer be ill-treated and mispronounced. 

Children's plays have been given such a prominent place on all programs in Savoy 
that Marion Viall has been engaged to coach them. 

In order to convince her classmates that she does not deserve the reputation of being 
Scotch, Loretta Breen has provided for a constant supply of composition paper to be used 
in Lit. classes. 

One rather timid girl from the class has wandered to the big metropolis of Shutesbury. 
She is Hazel Thomas and there acts as matron in a home for oprhans. 

Just a few weeks ago Miss Porter sent out an S.O.S. for a pianist for her gym classes. 
Mary Brown accepted the position. She will be assisted by Evelyn Meiklejohn. 

Evidently the lunch room experiences gave Margaret Montgomery an inspiration. 
She is now training to be a dietitian so that she may know when and when not to use 
onions for school lunches. 

The tendency to lonesomeness which was particular to Hester Lee has been overcome 
decidedly. She has even left the state and has gone to Vermont where she is demonstrat- 
ing a new car, the Earl. 

February and June no longer bring with them the terrors of report cards. As a re- 
sult of Fleurette Bengle's strong arguments the system of marking has been changed. 

Normal girls no longer need to dread gym classes. Marion Taylor and Mary Dyer 
have invented a coat of armor as a means of protection against injury in that class. 

"Etiquette in Williamstown", a book recently published, is proving a great help for 
Normal girls. It was written jointly by Clarice Halfpenny and Rose Bruton. 

Amherst has claimed one of the class. Arlene Estes is proprietress of the college 
candy kitchen there. 

Recently, business cards were issued by Irene Murray announcing her new profession. 
She is an expert authority on how not to play pool. 

One of this number is still faithful to North Adams. Frances Shaw resides there. 
She is not a teacher, however, but a "Taylor". 

At Lake George every summer there are two noted artists, Sophie Cohen and Flor- 
ence Parker. They find this spot an ideal place to practice their art. 

There is no more waste of time in Normal. Frances Emery and Mildred Parsons 
have worked out a budget which enables the girls to plan their time profitably. 

We no longer hear of Margaret Ruether. Because of the difficulty people had in 
pronouncing her last name, she has given up in despair and changed it. 

Girls from outside the state should feel greatly indebted to Ruth Foster and Emma 
Wollenhaupt. They have donated a fund which makes it possible for such girls to live 
in the dormitory. 





At last Mary Crews has confessed her liking for a certain young man. She no longer 
insists that it is just friendship and she admits she sees him oftener than "now and then". 

Living advertisements are now the thing. In Madame Proulx's beauty parlor we 
find Marion Bishop and Catherine Gallagher demonstrating the wonders of complexion 

Few of the class remained loyal to their chosen profession. Of these we find Earlene 
Dalrymple and Elizabeth Finger teaching in Stamford. Elizabeth teaches drawing and 
gym because of her great liking for them. 

Any of you who were apt not to respond in Lit. classes will be glad to know that Caro- 
line Sylvia, Grace Dullahan and Alice Walsh have perfected a device which enables girls 
to volunteer often and satisfactorily. 

When vacation time comes and taxis are needed the students rush madly to call 210. 
Their calls are answered by either Ruth Curtiss or Margaret Kelly, who are now in that 

Your classmates have not all confined themselves to this country. Abroad we find 
Gertrude Childs studying the violin under the noted Alma Doliva. A lesson rarely passes 
without a broken bow or string. 

The four inseparables are still together. We find Mary Corcoran, Mae Fitzpatrick, 
Mary O'Brien and Juliet Malloy, all located in Pumpkinville Center. They started 
teaching there, but were lured away from it by four farmer boys. 

North Adams Normal now has two nurses on its staff. They are Ruth Ericson and 
Genevieve Curtin, who attend to any accidents which may happen, such as falling down 

And there are nuns — two of them — Mary Quinlan and Jessie Beverly, who gave up 
their teaching to enter the convent. 

Instead of Mr. Smith, Normal girls now speak of Miss Smith for Majel is ably filling 
the position of Principal of Normal school. 

To the glee club especially: Madam Andrews and Madam Welch, whom you knew 
as Ellen and Dorothy, are busy composing songs to be used by the N. A. N. S. glee club 

At morning assembly are frequently introduced Edna Wright and Florence Young, 
who now work on the State Board of Education. 

The suggestions gotten from Storytelling classes added to Mary Bond's natural 
ability along that line have made her a famous personage. She is employed by Savoy 
library where she conducts the Children's Hour once a week. 

Another out-of-town girl has returned to settle in North Adams. Eleanor McCarthy 
is assistant manager of a local gasolene station. Do you wonder whose? 

Two of the faculty of N. A. N. S. have assistants: Bessie Klein helps in the history 
classes of Mr. Eldridge, while Angela Milani works with Miss Sholes in cooking classes. 

Teaching did not prove to be the real calling of Katherine Cody. Her true interest 
is in dressmaking. She has taken this up under the able direction of Alice Brookings. 

One of the athletes of '27, Ethel Thomas, had never lost her enthusiasm. Her inter- 
est, however, runs chiefly along one line — she goes "bohling" every night. 

Reducing classes are being patronized freely by Eleanor Parsons, otherwise known as 
"Tiny", for whom they have worked wonders. 

A woman mayor! and she is none other than Miriam McCauley — first woman mayor 
of Dalton, her ideal community. You see, girls, it pays to advertise. 


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Recently one of your number entertained in Chapin Hall. Some clever readings of 
Dot Baker's poetry were given by Clara Freedman. 

Frances Bernard is acting as secretary for Ethel Beals, her only duty being to take 
care of Ethel's "specials". 

Under the careful guidance of "Doc" Kathleen Davis is gradually overcoming her 
determined ways. 

The children of Great Barrington are attending special classes in citizenship con- 
ducted by Gertrude Maher. This course includes such things as controlling one's temper, 
etc. In her spare time she is working to raise Great Barrington from an 85% to a 100% 
perfect community. 

Way, way over in India in a very, very mystical, haunted, uncanny dwelling place 
lives Helen Rooney. Alas! she has been captured by a crafty, wicked Hindu, and after 
falling into his hands has herself become a mysterious crystal gazer. 

Many crowds assemble daily in New York City to see Dorothy Dupell, the human 
fly. Her daring character is very much admired by the on-lookers as she scales the 
Woolworth Building. 

Dr. Carpenter has given up his home to Edna Ralston and Nina King, that they 
might turn it into a Normal Bakery. What spicy odors issue from this shop when new 
cake and cookies come from the oven! In fact the pastry and luncheon doughnuts are so 
delicious that no longer can the Normal girls keep Health Rules, in spite of the protests 
of the W. A. A. Officers. 

Silk handkerchiefs are still popular at N. A. N. S. The students keep Norma Tadiello 
busy filling the orders, which she gets from canvassing. 

In general, the class of '27, although least loyal to its profession, is the most original, 
most widely known and most accomplished of any class as yet graduated from N. A. N. S. 

Mildred Hardaker 
Anna McMahon 





TN the name of the class of Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Seven of the North Adams Nor- 
■*- mal School, located in this, the city of North Adams, the county of Berkshire, and the 
state of Massachusetts, we, the class of Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Seven, being in poor 
health and unsound minds, in possession of all — or nearly all of our faculties, but calling 
to our unstable memories the uncertainty of this life and the surety of death, and willing 
to dispose of our entire worldly estate, do make and publish this, our last will and testa- 
ment. Recommending our gifts for your approval and hoping for forgiveness of all our 
sins by your gracious kindness and mercy, we do bequeath as follows: 

To Principal Roy Leon Smith: 

An automatic machine to register those absent from assembly every morning. 
As this does not show him our appreciation to the fullest extent, we also will and be- 
queath to him a pair of wings like those of Darius Green's flying machine. 

To our Advisor, Miss Porter: 

We will a summer of complete rest from the cares of our class, and also a perfectly 
timed playerpiano for the Gymnasium classes, which will play all rhythms to suit. 

To Mr. Eld ridge: 

An assistant secretary to take notes on his lectures, to supervise all his committees, 
and to dismiss his classes at the "psychological moment". 

To MissBaright: 

Three or four new volumes of poetry "not to be taken from the room", each of 
which to contain the following poems: "The Petrified Fern"; "When the Cows Come 
Slowly Home", "The Hunter's Song", and "On the Road to Mandalay", with an au- 
thor's edition of the correct gestures to accompany each line. 

To Miss Pearson: 

We will and bequeath a minature Lake George here among the lofty purple moun- 
tains of the Berkshires, at which her classes may assemble to recreate truthfully the 

To Miss Perry: 

A room planned in every detail as she wishes, so she will not have to move the chairs 
and pick up mislaid articles from her desk; also a suit of armor for the victrola so it 
will not be "gouged". 

To Miss Sholes: 

Miss Allyn's mimeograph in order that she may constantly prepare her sixty sheets 

for each class. 


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To Mr. Carpenter: 

We will and bequeath a market basket in which to carry our little daily written 
tests to and from his home. 

To Miss Owens: 

A rope to assist the next Senior Class to the front of the room while giving reports; 
and a book entitled, "Topics for Humorous Debates" on such momentous questions as 
"Are Marks Fair in Our School?" or "Should Men Wear Mustaches?" 

To Mr. V enable: 

We will and bequeath a complete new set of microscopes to aid him in distinguish- 
ing the various parts of grasshoppers, locusts, crickets, and earthworms. 

To Mr. Vummings: 

A class of Juniors who actually know a jig saw from a workbench. 

To Miss Donelson: 

A safe to hold all the pennies from overdue books and an automatic machine to 
tap the heads of those who whisper when they should be deep in thought. 

To Miss Jenkins: 

An aeroplane to enable her to visit the girls teaching in China, India, and the South 
Sea Islands. 

To Miss Allyn: 

A step ladder to aid her in getting to the top floor to use her mimeograph which 
Miss Sholes will have. 

To Mrs. VanEtten: 

Another class almost as good as that of the Class of 1927 to whom she will be 
called on in all their trials and tribulations. 

To Miss Ferguson : 

A cushioned path from her office to the telephone in Mr. Smith's office. 

To Evelyn Slade : 

The patience of Marion Taylor in conducting class meetings; and the rising bell 
to call the meetings to order. 

To Margaret Karrey: 

We will and bequeath the combination of Mildred Hardaker's and Helen Thomas' 
laughs only to be used outside of school hours. 
To Olive Hunt: 

A private reception hall to receive a guest. 
To Olive Myers : 

An adding machine to add unpaid class dues and the ability to look like Helen 
To Ellen Makin: 

Frances Bernard's height. 
To Mart cah Graves: 

Helen Smith's crushes. 
To Edwina Fish: 

Katherine Cody's ability to play tennis which, added to her own, will surely give 
her the tennis championship. 


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To Dorothy Meeker: 

The charge of Sophie Cohen's reducing exercises after 9.30. 

To Mae Johnson: 

We will and bequeath Frances Shaw's telephone calls and Florence Ross's room 
on the first floor as it is situated near the telephone. 

To Martha Pelissier: 

Florence Parker's privilege of answering doorbells. 

To Eleanor White: 

Ethel Beals' dramatic ability. 

To Grace Eiciiuj: 

Martha Burt's wit and wisdom. 

To Louise Hanson: 

France Emery's habit of retiring before quarter after. 

To Rebecca Eberlein : 

Miriam McCauley's desire to study in the library at 10.15. 

To Ruth and Dorothy Ames and Co.: 
Arlene Estes' candy business. 

To Truth Hemenicay: 

Helen McLeod's automobile rides to Amherst. 

To Alice Macedo: 

Clarice Halpenny's and Dorothy Welch's abilities to sing in public. 

To Anna Joyce: 

We leave Mildred Parson's position as chief buyer of ingredients for our punch of 
man dance fame. 

To the Waitresses: 

We will Hazel Thomas' alarm clock in order that they may arise in time to set up 
the tables. 

To the Ushers of the future Man Dances: 

We leave a few more stairs to sit on, while waiting for guests to appear. 

To the Trolley Brigade: 

A good many new trolley cars which will run so smoothly that no one will become 
seasick; the skill in opening one door when the crowd is getting out the other, thus 
securing a seat; and best wishes in trying to get home after 5.30 on car tickets because 
it can't be done. 

To the New Town Seniors: 

We will and bequeath the opportunity to present entertainments in Miss Perry's 
room at noon such as have been given in the past by the Seniors. We hope you fiill 
find in your class someone who can do aesthetic dancing as well as Helen Savage and 
Helen Doyle, and who can sing and play as well as Mary Brown, Ethel Thomas, and 
Myrtle Garcelon. 

To All the Girls: 

We leave a leaky tunnel leading from the Dormitory to the School so it will become 
impossible to get to school on rainy days. 


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Be it herewith stated that for execution of the particulars we do appoint the Mohawk 
Trail. We, the undersigned, do hereby file this, the last will and testament by that class 
being graduated on June seventeenth, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred 

and twenty-seven. 

Ethel Thomas 
Eleanor Parsons 

As witnesses, we add our testimony as to the security and soundness of the above 

Gym Nasium 
Tennis Court 
Windsor Lake 

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' P^ODAY, Dear Classmates, we enjoy a triumph such as conquerors and monarchs 
■*- enjoyed — that of completing a course for the preparation of a useful and complete life. 

In somber reflection, I recall that September Day, when, with a mind full of wonder, 
awe, and expectation, we entered on our chosen career. Since that day our characters 
have been unfolded, our ideals have been fashioned and our souls illumined. Our exemp- 
lars in the classrooms have enabled us to build up strong courage and high, resolute, per- 
severance, to overcome the battles of life that we may fling high the banner of true Chris- 
tianity and service. 

As a symbolism of our life at the Normal School, we are about to plant this ivy — ■ 
honored in poetry, literature, and art. It has adorned the mantled towers of churches, 
it entangles the castles of kings, and it clings lovingly to the memorials of our honored 

Let us also be like this little plant with its slender strength and perpetual freshness, 
always holding firmly to the tasks set before us and constantly seeking friendship, love, 
and happiness. 

In memory, year after year with abounding hope and perseverance, may the ivy 
find fresh strength in defying time and fate; and may its tendrils cling to the walls as 
an emblem of our hallowed love. With unfaltering steps may we tread the roads of en- 
deavor and gaze steadfastly, like the little ivy, on the far horizon of golden triumph. 

And today: 

"Strong in the strength and joy of youth 

We gather before we part. 
Anticipations beckoning beams 

Illumine each saddened heart. 
With trust and confidence we hail 

Each coming golden year, 
And in the strength of uncrushed hopes 

We plant thee, our ivy here." 

Helen Rooney 


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O'er the walls of our loved Normal 

The clinging ivy climbs and sways, 

Each tendril bringing memories 

Of the classes of other days. 

Each root was buried tenderly, 

Planted with love and care 

And today the class of '27 

Places a new plant there. 

We plant it with love and reverence, 

Pausing before we go 

By this one gift at parting 

Our loyalty to show. 

O, Normal, we have loved thee, 
Thou hast given us joy, and friends, 
Thou has given us knowledge and beauty 
That will last whate'er else ends. 
Thou hast watched us grow in wisdom, 
Thou hast sighed when we went astray, 
Fake this we pray thee, Normal, 
Our last gift ere we go away. 

And may the sunshine grant its blessing 

To the ivy that we give 

May the summer rains fall kindly, 

Helping it to live. 

May it climb and climb forever 

On this dear Normal Wall 
Bearing from the class that is leaving, 

The loyalty of all. 

Dorothy liukrr 






Christine Alderman 
Dorothy Ames 
Ruth Ames 
Lillian Ardrey 
Venita Baker . 
Dorothy Bates 
Yvonne Benoit 
Mildred Bergmann 
Marion Blood 
Barbara Boyd 
Adeline Briggs 
Eunice Brown 
Mary Bullet . 
Elsie Cahoon . 
Jenniemae Cooper 
Margaret Cooper 
Helen Corcum 
Charlotte Daukszewicz 
Edith Dann 
Mildred Davis 
Eleanor Dempsey 
Florence Desautels 
Barbara Dilk . 
Anna Donnis . 
Loretta Donsbough 
Agnes Dorsey . 
Alice Dowd 
Isobel Drysdale 
Lois Dunn 
Rebecca Eberlein 
Grace Ewing . 
Edwina Fish 
Bertha Fobes . 
Bernadette Foley 
Eulalia Fraga 
Helen French . 
Madeline Goodermote 
Marleah Graves 
Mary Hannaford 
Louise Hanson 
Rhoda Harper 
Nora Harrington 
Dorothy Haskins 
Katherine Hayes 
Vivian Hebert 
Truth Hemenway 


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North Adams 



North Adams 

North Adams 

Pleasant Lake 

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Fall River 


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North Adams 



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Ashley Falls 


North Adams 

North Adams 

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Fall River 

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Wellesley Hills 


New Bedford 

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Evelyn Holt . 
Olive Hunt 
Nina Isherwood 
Ruth Jenks 
Mary Johnson 
Anna Joyce 
Kathryne Kane 
Margaret Karry 
Katherine Kerrigan 
Gertrude Keyes 
Sophie Kronick 
Erma Langley 
Celia Less 
Ruth Loomis . 
Mrs. Nellie Loveland 
Myrtle Lovely 
Gertrude Lyons 
Alice Macedo . 
Ellen Makin . 
Katherine McGowan 
Gertrude McLaughlin 
Dorothy Meeker 
Helena Milliman 
Elsie Milotte . 
Mary Moriarty 
Margaret Mullen 
Evelyn Myers 
Olive Myers 
Helen Naughton 
Pauline Newton 
Estella Norris 
Thelma Nutting 
Helen O'Dea . 
Mary O'Donnell 
Catherine Osgood 
May Peebles 
Martha Pelissier 
Mary Perry 
Mary Peters 
Eva Pitt 
Ruth Pollard . 
Marjorie Powers 
Jennie Putnam 
Anna Quinn 
Mildred Rollins 
Agnes Salmon 
Alicia Scanlon 
Katherine Schulda 

New Bedford 


North Adams 



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North Adams 


S. Deerfield 

North Adams 


North Adams 



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North Adams 

New Bedford 

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North Adams 

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Dorothy Schultz 
Annie Sears 
Evelyn Slade . 
Mavis Stetson 
Helen Stewart 
Ida Tavelli 
Sylvia Turunen 
Evelyn Van Horn 
Eleanor Walker 
Minnie Walker 
Bernice Warren 
Stella Welch . 
Eleanor White 
Margaret Wileock 
Ruth Williams 
Katherine Wise 
Beatrice Wright 
Edith Young . 
Mary Young . 

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Wbt &tubent Council 

" Heaven is not gained by a single bound 
But we build the ladder by which we climb 
From the lotvest earth to the vaulted skies 
And we mount to its summit round by round." 

President Katherine F. Cody '27 

Edna Ralston '27 Rebecca Eberlein '28 

Kathleen Davis '27 Truth Hemenway '28 

Madeleine Duncklee '27 Gertrude Lyons '28 

Mr. Wallace Venable, Facidty Member 

WITH the formation of our Student Council, N. A. N. S. is in strict accordance with 
all that is modern in student activity. 

The council consists of eight members, seven of whom are from the student-body, with 
Mr. Venable, the faculty member. The President is a Senior, and is elected by popular 
ballot. The remaining members represent the dormitory girls, the commutors, and those 
girls who are under dormitory regulations, but who are unable to receive accommodations 

N. A. N. S. believes in student government, and we believe our work is successful. 
It is our duty and our pleasure to work for the welfare of the school and its students in all 
matters pertaining to its betterment. We are in our infancy, but in future years great 
things will be accomplished. We are proud that we were chosen to "set the ball rolling." 

During the first part of the year, our chief aim was to make for extra-curricula activi- 
ties in order to satisfy, to a degree, the desire for intellectual improvement and entertain- 
ment. We chose to establish a system of clubs, sponsored by and organized under the 
council. These organizations were: 

Dramatic Club Reading Club 

Orchestra W. A. A. 

We are proud of the progress made by these organizations, and we are sure that they 
will be a permanent part of our school life. 

Another important problem attacked by the council was the matter of morning 
assemblies. Long had this been a much discussed question. Finally, an assembly com- 
mittee was formed, and two mornings a week were devoted to student programs. It was 
the duty of this committee to appoint the participants, and to help them in any way 
possible. As a result, programs unusual, varied, and interesting, graced our platform 
Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 


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The council also recognized the necessity for obtaining new ideas and thoughts from 
varied sources. Therefore, once in two weeks we brought speakers to the school. These 
talks and musical events proved interesting and very enjoyable to us all. 

One of the less serious accomplishments was the assembly program dedicated to Miss 
Pearson, wherein we tried to express an appreciation of her faithful labor and loving com- 
panionship during her thirty years' service in the school. We found this occasion to be 
one of the most pleasant of the entire year. 

The council formed many committees among which the social and publicity com- 
mittees are outstanding. It was the duty of the latter to publish in local and nearby 
newspapers all the school news, and it was the duty of the former to discuss problems 
connected with our social activities, and to assist in the execution of their plans. 

The election of a fire-chief and two captains was the signal for frequent drills, and 
careful observation of fire regulations as laid down by these officers. 

A big event in the annals of the school was the sending of delegates to represent us at 
the Spring conference of the Normal School section of the New York Society for Ex- 
perimental Study of Education which was held at the Hotel Pennsylvania on April 29th 
and 30th. Miss Cody was chosen to represent the Seniors, and Miss Hanson was the 
choice of the Juniors. At the meeting Miss Cody gave a talk on the local school's student 
activities. We are especially honored to think we were the only Massachusetts school 
invited to attend that conference. 

As we review the work of the year, we find more activities that have taken place, but 
we believe we have quoted those most prominent. 

We trust that in the years to follow, the student-body will come to a keener and fuller 
realization of what participation in government means: "THE FULLEST COOPERA- 
TION UPON THE PART OF EVERYONE." After all, we are not working each in his 
separate sphere, but rather for our school, our community and our nation. 

And now a word to those who have worked so faithfully and untiringly; to Mr. 
Venable whose high ideals and patient demeanor were an inspiration to us; to the members 
of the council, whose loyalty and earnest support were ever in evidence: 

We have labored long, but never vainly. In the years to come we shall see the struc- 
ture rise toweringly upon our foundation, and we shall be happy in the thought that 
N. A. N. S. has reached that pinnacle of success that we knew was hers from the beginning. 

Peg: "Her father is a director of the city." 
Bertha L. : "You don't say?" 
Peg: "He directs traffic on Main Street." 





ftfje (glee Club 

"Music is of the soul — a rose lipped shell thai murmurs of the eternal sea- 
strange bird singing the songs of another shore" 


Myrtle Garcelon '27 

Alice Brookings '-11 

Mary Corcoran '-11 

Helen Roonev '27 

'TpHE Glee Club of X. A. X. S. has reached an enviable place in the musical sphere of 
-*- the Berkshires. Its numerous public appearances have made for them many kind 
friends and enthusiastic supporters. 

Membership is limited to those girls who are able to sing well, and who are willing to 
devote some of their time to intensive, but always interesting practice under the direction 
of Miss Perry, our music supervisor. 

To Miss Perry, we owe much of the success of the organization, for it is under her cap- 
able instruction that so much progress has been made. The beauty, the grace, and the 
ease with which the girls sing proves her ability as an interpreter of the best in their music. 

During the year, more concerts and public- appearances have been made than ever 
before. The operetta "The Dragon of Wu Foo" was the most pretentious work of its kind 
ever presented by the school and an equal share of the credit for its success goes to the 
Glee Club as an organization. 

The repertoire of the club is an extensive one, and the quality of tone, range and 
breadth of volume are such as to make us proud that it is an X. A. X. S. product. 

®f)e ©ramattc Club 

"All the world's a stage, 
And the men and women merely players."' 
President .......... Ethel Gagnon '"27 

I* ice- President ....... Helen Margaret Crowley '27 

Secretary and Treasurer ....... Isabelle Lindell '27 

Librarian ......... Margaret Montgomery "2? 

OHORTLY after the installation of the Student Council, a notice was found upon the 
^ bulletin asking us to sign our names if we were interested in the formation of a dra- 
matic society. The response was such that it was necessary to form two clubs, namely 
the Senior and Junior. 


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Membership was limited to those who could pass the "try-out" examinations. At 
tlieir conclusion the Senior division had a membership of thirty-five. Officers were 
elected, and real work began soon afterward. At the meetings reports were given on the 
development of the drama, plays were read and rehearsals held for those plays that were 
decided suitable for production. During the year one-act plays were given, and many 
were produced before the student-body. 

The Dramatic Club has proved of great value to the school, and has become an in- 
tegral part of N. A. N. S. To Miss Baright goes much of the credit for the success of our 
dramatics; her untiring efforts and inspiration were ever symbolic of her interest in the 
club. In coming years much will be accomplished by this growing organization. 

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"// all ivould play first violin, we could get no orchestra together.'' 

President .......... Alma Doliva '27 

Secretary and Treasurer ........ Irene Murray '27 

/ T V HE orchestra as a permanent institution came into being last October with an en- 
■*- semble of sixteen pieces. 

As was quite natural, most of our musicians were artists upon either the piano or 
violin. However, we did secure two clarinetists, and a cornetist, former members of the 
Drury band, to add harmony and incidentally volume to our orchestra. 

We held weekly meetings, and strains of stirring marches and melodious waltzes 
crept through closed doors, and permeated the building to the pleasure (?) of everyone. 

To Miss Perry, our director, we owe much, for it was her enthusiasm and never-failing 
sense of humor that kept the organization alive. How many members will ever forget 
the frequency with which she searched for her baton AND HER HANDKERCHIEF? 

The orchestra played often for the student-body, and made many public appearances, 
playing for the Senior operetta was one of these important occasions. 

QCfje Eeabtns Club 

"Come follow me and leave the world to its babblings." 

President .......... Mary Brown '27 

Vice-President ........ Mildred Hoffman '27 

Secretary .......... Marie Proulx '27 

A NOTHER of the clubs sponsored by the student council was the Reading Club. 
•*■ *Tt consisted of thirty-five members, both Senior and Junior who gathered together 
once in two weeks. The Club was run according to Parliamentary procedure, presided 
over by Miss Brown, the president. At these meetings reports were read by the members 
upon books which they had been reading. Discussion followed these reports, and often 
lively debate ensued on the respective merits of a certain book. At other times various 
parts of new fiction or well-established literature were read, and commented upon by the 

The members learned to love the best in literature, and formed a pleasant, intelligent 
and worthwhile habit that will always bring them the keenest of enjoyment as long as they 





TOomcn's gttjletic Association 

" Not the quarry but the chase, 
Not the laurel but the race, 
Not the hazard but the play 
Make me, Lord, enjoy alway." 


Edna Wright '27 

Ethel Thomas '27 

Anna McMahon '27 

Helen Smith '27 

OlIORTLY before the Christmas holidays our W. A. A. was formed. It is the object 
^ of this organization to promote high physical efficiency, to stimulate and establish 
permanent interest in physical recreation, and the habit of participation. The W. A. A. 
is governed by committees chief of which are Hiking, Health, Outdoor, and Publicity. 

A point system was inaugurated by which students are awarded insignia for partici- 
pation in sports, and for keeping health rules. This latter phase of the W. A. A. caused 
much comment inasmuch as we cannt eat our usual candy and ice cream between meals. 
However, even the necessary six glasses of water a day failed to dampen our ardor, and 
as a result we are loyal devotees of health rules. 

The organization sponsored a May Day Fete upon the lawn before Taconic Hall. 
This festival took the form of a health pageant depicting the various requirements for 
perfect health such as cleanliness, recreation, sufficient sleep, vegetables and milk. 

Dorothy Welch was crowned as May Queen, and she was royally gowned in robes of 
yellow and white. Her train was upheld by two "light and airy" creatures of the fairy- 
world travelling on this sphere as Ethel Gagnon and Myrtle Garcelon. After the queen 
had been suitably crowned, group dancing and singing was enjoyed. 






"There's a breathless hush in the clone tonight. 
Play up, play up, and play the game.' 1 '' 


A FTER the tennis tournament quiet reigned until the call for basketball sounded. 
■*■ *■ Almost every girl responded, and the hopes were bright for a winning class team. 
Practice was held frequently, and many were the bruises obtained in upholding the honor 
of the different sections. 

Then came March and the selection of the class teams. Excitement ran high while 
each girl sought to learn if she had made the team. The teams were as follows: 

Team I 
Smith, Heggie 
H. Corcoran 
Bresett, Capt. 

Savage, Doyle 


Sub. Center 
Left Forward 
Right Forward 
Left Guard 
Right Guard 

The day of the Senior-Junior class games was one for much conjecture. Rumors 
that gave the Juniors a victory were soon suppressed; rumors that crowned the Seniors 
were even more quickly hushed. Four o'clock came slowly, but finally, the bleachers were 

Team II 
Ward, Osley 
Berard, Capt. 
M. Parsons, Champagne 

D. Nixon, M. Fitzpatrick 

E. Chenail 





crowded with loyal supporters of the teams, and Miss Porter blew the whistle that sent 
the first teams struggling for victory. It was not long in coming; the Juniors had their 
day. What more may be said? The Seniors, not too down-hearted, based their hopes 
on their second team, but they were again doomed to disappointment, for here we were 
again defeated by the superb playing of the underclass team. We extend to them our 
congratulations at this time for the great game they put up against us. In fact we were 
proud to bow to defeat before them. 

Sports at N. A. N. S. are on a higher level than ever before, interest is high in all out- 
door activity, and no doubt, still greater progress will be made in the years to come. 


T?OR the first time in several years a tennis tournament was again held at N. A. X. S. 
-*• The event took place in the early Fall, but before the finals were reached, it was late 
autumn. Games or sets were played between members of their own class, and by the 
process of elimination a Senior and Junior Champion was crowned. Katherine Cody was 
the victor in the Senior Class, and Edwina Fish of Amherst, in the Junior Class. Then, 
the play-off for the championship of the school. Excitement reigned high; loyal Seniors 
and Juniors stood on the sidelines and cheered for a victory. When the smoke of battle 
lifted, Fate had crowned the Senior for she won the long, hard battle for the supremacy 
of the courts. Again the Seniors were supreme. 





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OTje ©ragon of OTu Jfoo 

^ I ^HIS year instead of a Senior Class play and a Glee Club Concert, it was decided to 
*- combine the efforts and talents of both organizations in the production of an operetta 
entitled "The Dragon of Wu Foo." 

The action of the story takes place in a Chinese garden in front of the house of a sup- 
posed Dragon. Because of the advancing western civilization the Mandarin begins to 
doubt the existence of the beast and demands that he should see it. Chan, a soldier to 
whom the Mandarin is very much opposed, is in love with Kooie Yan, his daughter. 
Chan persuades Tom and Jerry, two American sailors, to impersonate the Dragon. Ac- 
cording to his scheme the Dragon is to abduct Kooie Yan and Chan to win the Mandarin's 
favor by rescuing his beloved daughter. However, the Dragon makes a mistake and 
captures the Mandarin's troublesome maiden aunt, Poo Chow, who at the time, is wearing 
a precious amulet belonging to his Honorable Majesty. 

Chan starts off to rescue Auntie and the amulet. On account of a bridge party date, 
Poo Chow returns before the planned rescue thus again frustrating Chan's scheme. 
However, she refuses to give up the amulet until the Mandarin consents to the marriage 
of Kooie Yan and Chan. 

The operetta was given June third at Drury. The scenery, costumes, decora- 
tions and advertisement materials, which were made by the Senior class, produced many 


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harmonious and colorful effects. The two directors. Miss Mary Baright and Miss Evelyn 
Perry, were assisted by Miss Grace Purcell and Miss Alma Porter, in the dances, Miss 
Vera Andrews and Miss Mary Pearson in costumes and decorations, and Mr. Thomas 
Cummings and Mr. M. C. Towsley with the scenery. 

All the Seniors and the Junior members of the Glee Club had a part in the making 
of this successful production a truly cooperative project. 

TOngg We'll ftemember 

Mr. Venable and his educational Theories. 

Mr. Eldridge and his "relations between geography and man. 

Miss Porter and her success in making us lame. 

Miss Owens and her encouragement. 

Miss Perry and rehearsals for the operetta. 

Mr. Cummings and his smile. 

Miss Baright and transition of poise. 

Mr. Carpenter and his constant lack of time. 

Mr. Smith and his "Definite illustrations." 

Miss Pearson and her harmony of color. 

Miss Jenkins and her talks in our psychology classes. 

Miss Donelson and her power to locate missing books. 

Miss Ferguson and her patience in answering phone calls. 

Bertha Burke and her love of argument. 

Fleurette Bengle and her information. 

"Peg" Montgomery and the rapidity of her speech. 

Edith Heggie and basketball. 

Mary Brown and her playing for dancing. 

"Dot" Dupell and her tardiness. 

Martha Burt and her characterizations. 

Helen F. Crowley, Marion and the Ford. 

Rose Bruton and her telephone calls. 

"Chick" Wilcox and her philosophy. 

Marion Taylor and her bracelets. 

Myrtle Garcelon and her personal experiences. 

"Is" Lindell and her immaculate neatness. 

Florence Young and her diligence. 

Genevieve Curtin and her dry humor. 


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To show the versatility and ability of the class of nineteen twenty-seven, we publish 
the original poems and plays: 


One Act Comedy 
Place: A girl's room in the dormitory. 
Time: 20th century. 

Characters: Sally, a frivolous type. 
Jean, a backward type. 
Mabel, a studious type. 

Maine, a mixture of frolic, gaity and seriousness. 
Scene: Girls all at work in Mabel's room. 

Sally sitting at a desk trying hard to study. 
Jean sitting at a table composing an essay. 
Mabel tidying the room. 

Maine lying on a couch, munching an apple and reading psychology. 
Sally: Oh! (sighing) There's no place like home! 

Jean: Well, that's what I've been telling you for the last two years. 

Mabel: Quiet, please! How do you expect me to think of anything but home, if you 
haven't anything better to do but talk about it? Say, I'll give you all five minutes to 
finish whatever you're doing, then we're coming to order for an experiment. 
Mame: An experiment? Sounds good — hope it's more exciting than psychology. 
(Short pause — all are quietly at work with the exception of a nervous movement — dur- 
ing which Sally rises and paces the floor.) 
Mabel: Five minutes are up! Attention! 

(All girls close books and look at Mabel except Mame who continues to read.) 
Mame: Go on, with the experiment. I'll keep one eye on you and one on my psychology. 

An experiment for an excuse to Mr. Smith wouldn't go very far. 
Mabel: I've got to teach this poem this afternoon so I'd like to say it to you to find 

whether I've got the thought and feeling of it. 
Jean: What's the name of the poem, I'll bet it's "Paul Revere's Ride." 
Sally: Good! For an introduction you can come in on a wooden horse! 
Mabel: Stop, the noise! The name of my poem is "Cock-a-Doodle-Doo." 
Mame: Sounds funny enough. Who wrote it? 
Mabel: The author is unknown. 
Jean: I'll bet it's Prof. Bird. 

Mabel: Now, I'll tell you the poem. (Mabel reads the poem. Girls make gestures and 
others giggle during the recitation.) 

"A little boy jumped out of bed — 
'Twas only six o'clock — 
And out the window poked his head, 
And spied a crowing cock. 


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The little boy said, 'Mr. Bird, 

Pray tell me, who are you?' 
And all the answer that he heard 

Was, 'Cock-a-doodle-doo!' 

'What would you think, if you were I,' 

He said, 'and I were you?' 
But still that bird provokingly 
Cried, 'Cock-a-doodle-doo!' 

'Hark to me, you stupid head 

How much is two times two?' 
That old bird winked one eye and said 

Just, 'Cock-a-doodle-doo!' 

The boy then slammed the window down; 

To a fence the old bird flew; 
And flapping hard his two wings brown, 

Cried, 'Cock-a-doodle-doodle-doodle-doo!' " 

Mame: Say, how did you say that that boy got out of bed? 

Mabel: He jumped. 

Mame: You said it as though he crawled. Put some "pep" into "jumped". Like this, 

"A little boy jumped out of bed." 

Mabel: (Repeats 1st line) 

Jean: Better! 

Sally: Why didn't you poke out your head as you think the little boy would have done it? 
See — like this — (does it) What's that line? 

(Girls tell her the line) "And out the window poked his head and spied a crowing cock." 
Make your eyes pop when you say that? I saw Miss Baright do it when she read it. 

Mabel: (Rereads the stanza) 

All: Fine! 

Jean: I've been thinking that there's transition in that stanza. How about the place 
between the jumping and the poking of his head out of the window? Why not step for- 
ward and do as we were told yesterday during our Expression period? (Jean rereads 
the stanza) 

Mabel: Perfect. 

Mame: Jean, I think you've got brains if you'd only use them. 

Mabel: Well, let me go on or you'll never get the gist of the poem. The trouble with 
you girls is, you don't "Practice what you teach." Say Mame, you never looked at us 
once when you recited your poem yesterday. 

Maine: Can't blame me — I'd have burst if I'd looked at you. By the way — that was a 
sad poem and I can't put that kind of a poem across as well as a funny one like the one 

you have. 

Sally: (Sings) "Blame it on the — Poem." 

Mabel: Listen — (reads second stanza) 

Jean: You'll never be a singer! 

Sally: Why don't you do the Glee Club a favor, and hand in a farewell address? 

Mabel: Say, this isn't a song, it's a poem. 


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Mume: That's all right but no man ever invented these words — they came straight from 
a master — so you may as well make a better attempt at the imitation. 

Sally. Poor girl! (laughs) she's not responsible; she's just at that stage. 

Jean: (struts and sings) Cock-a-doodle-doo-oo-oo! 

Mabel: Well, let me hear one of you say the whole stanza. Give me a chance to laugh. 

Sally: Sure we will! Go ahead Jean, you were nearest the tune of the rooster that time. 
Make sure you strut when you come to the last part. 

Jean: All right — (recites 2nd stanza.) 

Mabel: The next stanza is easy so I'll say that all right, (recites 3rd stanza) 

Sally: Yes, you did say it yourself — now, let's hear how the little boy would have said it. 
Put your head on one side when you ask that question, also, you have to change your 
position when you start to crow. (Sally says the poem) There, you are! 

Mame: A rooster is proud, you should make a good one, Mabel. 

Mabel: No insinuations wanted — corrections only accepted. 

Jean: Mabel, try that stanza. (Mabel tries the stanza) 

All: Pretty Good! 

Sally: What's the next one? 

Mabel: (Reads next stanza) 

Jean: There's a lot of good in that one — you have to change your attitude. 

Sally: You're going to get back at that rooster now. 

Mame: Yes, look a hole thru him. 

Mabel: Jean, how would you say it? 

Jean: (Reads next stanza) 

Sally: That's great! You can wink. 

Mame: She has a wicked eye. What's the next one? 

Mabel: (reads it) 

Jean : There, you're disgusted with that bird. 

Mame: Yes, slam that window down. 

Sally: Make your arms, flap. (Sally flaps her arms) 

Mabel: Now, listen — reads last) 

Sally: Let's all say it. 

(All girls say the poem with much expression and many gestures.) 

— Helen M. Crowley 




Zfa €Im Wut 

The elm tree's the giant's umbrella. 

Its ribs are solid wood 
Its handle is the great big trunk 

Its leaves the sheltering hood. 

Sometimes when a shower is over 

I walk out and I see 
Scattered here and there through the woods 

A great uprooted tree. 

"Just look what the storm has done!" 

Some people sorrowfully cry. 
But I know the fault's not the storm at all. 

But some giant who tried to keep dry. 

— Hester Lee 

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Louis \ , •■ , 
T ) children 

Jean J 

Uncle William 

Scene: Living room of a peasant home in rural France. 

(The two older children are busy making the creche, while little Jean watches eagerly. 

They hum or sing carols as they work. Louis steps back to observe work.) 

Louis: "There! The creche is almost done. Doesn't it look lovely?" 

Mathilde: "But, Louis, we have forgotten the star over the manger. Where is it?" 

Jean: "I know where it it! I'll get it." 

(He finds star and hands it to children, who complete making the creche. Enter 

Louis: "Oh, Mother, look! Our creche is completed." 

Mathilde: "See, there is the manger. The Mother Mary, and the infant, and — " 
Jean: "And here are the Three Wise Men, and there is the box." 
Mother: "That is very well done, children. Come, we must hurry with our other work. 

There is much to be done yet." 

"Louis, go quickly and hang these sheaves of wheat to the eaves of the house." 
Louis: "Yes, Mother, we must not forget the birds' Christmas dinner." 
Mother: "Then, meet your father and help him to bring in the yule log." (exit Louis) 

"And Mathilde, bring up the apples and the wine from the cellar." (exit Mathilde) 
Jean: "Did Father cut the log last night. Mother?" 
Mother: "Yes, it was exactly midnight when they felled the large oak tree that was in 

the next field. 
Jean: "Why do they wait for midnight?" 
Mother: "If one uses for a yule log an oak tree that has been cut down at midnight, one 

will have great benevolent powers, and the ashes of such a log are a protection against 

bad luck for the rest of the year." 





Jean : "Oh! Is that why father stored away under his hod some ashes of last year's log?" 
Mother: "Yes. It brings good fortune and prevents illness. " 

(Enter Mathilde with bottle of wine and basket of apples which she arranges on the 

table. Singing is heard in the distance. Children run to the door.) 
Mathilde: "Here come father and Louis with the log!" 

(Children dance about as log is brought in and placed at fireplace.) 
Father: "Well, Mother, is the Christmas dinner ready?" 
Mother: "Not quite. I haven't sent anything to the Martins yet. We must never forget 

the poor at Christmas time. Jean, will you take this basket of cakes to them?" (Hands 

it to Jean). 
Jean: "Mother, why did you make these cakes crescent-shaped?" 
Mother: (shaking her head): "Always asking cpiestions of thy busy mother. Ask thy 

father to explain." 
Father: "Well, my boy, these cakes are made crescent-shaped to represent the horns of 

the ox that witnessed the nativity." 
Jean : "Oh, I see. We made an ox for our creche also." 

(Father admires creche. Jean exits with basket.) 
Father: "Hurry back, Jean." 
Louis: "Look, Father, how well the grain seeds have come up." 

(Points to dish of growing grain on table.) 
Father- "Ah, yes." (delighted). It is a sure sign that our next year's crop will be abun- 
dant. The good Saint Barbar, in whose honor we planted it, is very kind to us." 
Mathilde: "And the grain was planted such a short time ago. Let's see, Saint Barbar's 

Day was December 4th. 

(Enter Jean) 

Jean: "The Martins were so pleased with the cakes. They wish us Noel." 

Mother: "My happiness would be complete if my brother William were with us. But 

I suppose he does not wish to leave Paris at Christmas time." 
Jean (who has been playing with the cat) : "Minette has eaten all her cream and bread. 

May I give her some more, Mother?" 
Mathilde: "I think that cat will burst if it eats another crumb." 
Father: "Forget not, daughter, that animals must be well fed at Christmas." 
Mother: "Yes. We do not want Minette to mew and bring us bad luck. Here!" 

(Gives some bread and cream to cat. There is a knock at the door. Mathilde opens 
it. Enter Uncle William with suitcases. There is a general hubbub and many cries of 
"Noel!" as all rush forward to greet him.) 
Mother: "William! I was just wishing that you were here!" 
Uncle: "Well, so I am, dear sister, and I hope I'm not late." 
Father: "We are always glad to have you, William, but I am surprised that you left Paris 

to spend your Christmas in our humble and quiet village." 
Uncle: "Ah, that is just why I came here. Do you know that Christmas is hardly 
observed in Paris or in any cities in France? The churches, of course, observe it. The 
city is filled with Christmas shoppers and the shops are filled with lovely wares. But 
truly, Christmas in the city is the least recognized of all holidays in the homes. 
"So, to enjoy a really merry Christmas, I have returned to my native village where I 
know you still keep the customs that our great grandfathers kept." 





Father: "Then let us begin. It is time to light the yule log." 

(All gather around it. Mother fills wine glasses and passes them out to everyone. 

Father lights log.) 

"Come, Louis, my oldest son, pour the three libations of wine." 
Louis: (Holding up glass): "May the Lord grant us this Christmas night, health, wealth 

and good fortune." (Pours wine on log three times.) 
Father: "Jean, my youngest, drink to the new light of another year." 

(Jean drinks. Others follow his example.) 

"Now, let us eat." (All sit down to eat.) 
Uncle: "What pleasant childhood memories this recalls. Everything is as it used to be — 

the wheat hanging from the roof, the yule log, the creche, the dish of grain for Saint 

Barbar and, I almost forgot it, there is the Christmas loaf which will cure illnesses 

anyone might get during the next year." 
Mother: "Do you remember, William, when we were young, father told us that the yule 

log must not be sat on, for then one would experience such pains that he would not be 

able to eat his Christmas dinner? And you sat on the log, just to see what would 

Uncle: "And I became so frightened that I really had indigestion!" 
Father: "That certainly taught you to obey your parents. Since we have already finished, 

let us have a dance and then a song before the children go to bed." 

(There is a folk dance and much merrymaking, followed by a French carol.) 
Mother: "Children, don't forget to leave your shoes beside the log for le petit Naulet, 

the Christmas Child." 


Sophie S. Cohen '27 




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Myrtle: "Mary Lu, bring the grater." 

Mary Lu, after a long search, appears with meat-grinder. 


Mildred Parsons wants it understood that she didn't learn to cut cake by geometry. 


K. O'Brien (after reading poem) : "Whom do you think the poetess meant when she used 

Tim Thomas: "You." 
K. O. : "No, I think she didn't have me in mind when she wrote the poem." 

H. S. (In reading class): "Now turn around and look at the board and go right through 

Friendly German (to waiter): "Wie gehts?" 
Waiter: "One order of wheat cakes?" 
German: "Nein, nein." 
Waiter: "Nine? You sure are hungry!" 

Mti |9ou Cber g>ee 

Edna Wright not in a hurry? 

Ruth Erickson unprepared? 

Majel Smith chewing gum? 

Mary Talckov's eyebrows Still? 

Mildred Hoffman at a man dance? 

Ethel Gagnon untidy? 

Marion Bishop unfriendly? 

Ethel Beals separated from Fran? 

Helen Rooney frowning? 

Nina King yelling? 

Dorothy Welch undignified? 

Kathleen Davis not waiting for a letter? 

Marie Proulx not demure? 

Ethel Thomas without a fiction book? 

Katherine O'Brien very serious? 

Clarice Halfpenny without her pocket-book? 






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